I decided to join my new friend Rachel at Finding Joy for her "Friday Favorite Things" this week.
I have quite a few favorite things on any day of the week, and I do love looking for (and finding) joy!
I always appreciate Rachel's lists and photos; her heart and perspective.
It resonates with mine for sure!
Delight with me in finding joy this Friday....
Last night I woke at 2am to nurse Aloria. Her tummy didn't appreciate the beans I ate
for dinner, and so I spent a little time patting her back and putting gentle pressure on her tummy.
Finally, when she had been peaceful for a bit of time I lay her down so I could sleep.
Looking at the clock before I shut my eyes I chuckled because it was 4am - I knew she'd
be waking up again any moment! I must have shut my eyes, and THAT is the theme and variation
of my life: Don't blink.
When I pried my bloodshot eyes open this morning I asked my beloved
"Did you order snow for May Day?"
Because this was the view off my back porch.
A little later, the girls and I had a little party on my bed when we decided to stamp
Aloria's foot prints on her decorative birth certificate.
Then...(drumroll please) the sisters dressed her!
Snaps are HARD!
But they were conquered with fortitude and perseverance.
(And some gnashing of teeth)
It appears that Carolina is plumb worn out from the experience!
The mornings snow has mostly melted off now, and it's very drippy outside. It makes for a very cozy
day for a fire in the wood stove and maybe a candle or two. Certainly not the April weather I grew up with!
I like it anyway. It's perfect for hunkering down with a new baby. We in our den, like bears not yet out of
I can hardly take my eyes off this new display of God's miraculous creative work!
Aloria and I are really enjoying getting to know one another.
This is what I spend countless moments gazing at - trying not to blink.
She's pretty perfect.
Just like her big brothers and sisters:-)
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