That's what I've been experiencing these last two days. I have taken inventory and can't see that anything in the usual regimen is different, but I feel a lot better than I have in a long time. I don't know if it was mostly hormones or allergies or tired out emotions or what, but I didn't even take a nap yesterday and enjoyed (and continued to enjoy) my children throughout the day. The Bugletts chose where we read in our Bible time (they could read about the life of David exclusively for the rest of their lives probably) and it was such a delightful and fruitful time in 1 Samuel 20, that I was happy to conclude with copy work and call that enough.
Clayton taught Zachary to climb that notorious tree in the backyard. Mr. Cautious was so proud when he finally got up into the limbs. I was very very proud of his perseverance! This is a fellow who even though he now knows how to tie his shoes, will still ask if dad or I would like to tie them for him! (?)! The perseverance and victory was really a very good thing:-)
Clay and Susanna spent the rest of the afternoon with sticks and string - only known to the cheap or creative as the worlds best toys! They were occupied for several hours. Clay made a bird trap, and Susanna had a three-in-one contraption that works as a Bow, a Fishing Pole, and a "Cat Thingy" (which I think is a thingy that the cat likes to chase when you drag the string around).
I finished quilting Zachary's quilt, ironed several cloth napkins I am trying to complete for Idaho, and made dinner - all without a nap, and all without a melt-down. THAT was a great victory! If my hormones let me feel a little bit like my usual (nice) self again, I will gladly put on another 25 pounds and waddle for the next 4 and a half months! It would be worth it:-)
And today was much as yesterday only with a nap this time. I can't say how wonderful it feels to not be on the verge of tears or grumps. I don't hold my breath that I will feel this way tomorrow, but I hope... and hope some more. I feel overwhelming gratitude to the Lord for His mercy!
When I thought of being a mom, I never dreamed of THIS! ~Five heart melting smiles ~never getting tired of midnight feedings ~having all the answers ~not minding dirty faces ~enjoying watching the boys eat! ~falling in love with pigtails ~appreciating overalls ~appreciating a washing machine! ~wanting to do everything better ~falling in love a million times