a gentle reminder, documented perspective of sorts.  i love my life.  we are so very blessed.  big girl worries make me forget this at times…i think i worry to feel responsible—silly, i know.  saturday, we played, we laughed, we painted, we went to the food store as AJ calls it…simple yes, but such a treat for them; trader joe’s has fruit water and samples.  we grilled hot dogs and ate dinner on the patio.  swings, water, gardening, outdoor play…their kitchen, their playhouse and running free. she pushes her lil brother and they get along swimmingly…i enjoyed their exchange.  they are together 24/7, and at 14 months apart, their patience for each other often wears thin…their love with it’s colors is also so strong.  i continue to ask for patience, guidance and strength to be a good mommy, to let them find their way. to let them fully experience what god has planned without my overprotective tendencies.  i want to embrace the messy, fast paced rhythm of raising toddlers with joy…let them breathe…and feel my presence…a delicate balance.

starting the week with a simple post, one to remind me of my blessings.  i’m listening to a tape series again. little rituals help settle my mind sometimes.  she talks about how no matter what is going on in our lives, we are either sitting, standing, or lying horizontally—no matter what our circumstances.  

here’s to smiling inside and out, and to knowing, god has a plan. how gracious are his blessings. here’s to experiencing joy in our moments.

it’s a pleasure being here. with you.  peace :)

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  1. laurel on June 9, 2009

    Oh My Lord- does he have a delightfully devilish grin…adorable.
    It is ALWAYS a challenge to let them be as they are with loving guidance and not try to impose my crazy controlling ways on them. Gets harder as they get older …I find. Always trying to save them from the mistakes I made …not easy. They insist on making them as well! I am certain you are a wonderful Mom as well sweet girl.
    Each stage of parenting seems to have an equal share of joy and hardship. Well maybe not all:)

  2. junie on June 9, 2009

    What a cutie! Being a good mom is sometimes a challenge. Now that my little ones are big I sometimes look back and say why didn’t I take more take to savor them. It’s hard when you’re in the midst of full mommy mode. I miss my little ones so much- I don’t know where the time went.
    I got your tweet and I will probably say yes but I didn’t understand maybe I’m slow- what did I miss? Did it have to do with unravelling because I didn’t check in today. Okay I’ll stop asking questions. Let me know.

  3. jana on June 9, 2009

    Laurel, oh, not harder as they get older—I am so clear on that–I’ll be old though—will that help?

    Junie: I gave you more info; let me know; I’m doing the writing already but would love the company-:)

  4. Heather on June 10, 2009

    i loved reading something like this from you. i know it’s been a long time coming. it really IS the simple things sometimes.

    and he has the best little man smile on earth :)

    i hope you’re having a good week, my friend.

  5. laurel on June 10, 2009

    Yes- old will help- I am planning to sail through the next set of teens in full dementia. Peace Girlie Girl.

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