Madeline’s wishes continue to come true. This morning we discovered a thin blanket of snow on the ground. The girls were eager to play outside, so we bundled up and braved the elements. (My roots may be Northern, but I have transformed into a complete cold weather wimp.)
1. Besides the excitement of snow, the baby (who is 9 months now) slept from 1 a.m. to after 8 a.m.! Woo-hoo! This is a record for us. She’s also finally starting to eat a few more solids. Over Christmas she nibbled on one of Pop’s (my husband’s father) pancakes. Last night she happily smacked her lips after sampling my signature guacamole. The kid just doesn’t want any of the pureed goo. Like her adventurous, foodie parents, she has a sophisticated palate and simply hopes to broaden her culinary tastes with real food. Or at least that’s what I tell myself when she turns her nose up at offerings like mashed bananas.
2. Please continue to pray for Sarah Reinhard, a dear friend and fellow blogger whom I’ve actually had the pleasure of meeting in-person. Her 2010 has gotten off to a rough start; yet, she continues to be a beautiful, grace-filled witness.
Well, it’s time for me to take a nap. Step. Away. From. The. Glowing. Rectangle. Now. The icy roads were no match for Pop who came to play with the older girls, so the baby and I can get some rest. M.E. still has a cold, and her nose and ears turned bright pink within seconds of being outside, and alas, my mom-in-law, who is a lactation consultant, suspects I’m on the verge of developing mastitis.
Ah well. Things could be worse. A whole lot worse.
In fact, lately I’ve been wondering why I’m so lucky when so many people I know are suffering. (I hope to flesh my thoughts out and write a REAL post on the subject one of these days). But instead of waiting for my lightening to strike, I think I’ll just be grateful for the sun spilling in through the blinds.
Grateful for the glittery snow I can see on the ground from my bedroom window and for the sounds of my girls’ happiness traveling up the staircase and Pop’s voice reading a story to them that I hear.
Grateful for a friend’s victory after a long and absurd fight with her insurance agency over getting her baby’s surgery for his cleft lip and palate covered (her insurance company had the nerve to say they wouldn’t cover it because it was only a cosmetic procedure!).
Grateful that same sweet baby is in surgery now and that a candle is burning in his honor.
Grateful my husband doesn’t have to work ALL weekend and said he shouldn’t arrive home too late today.
Grateful I heard the voice of a dear friend on my voicemail this morning.
Today is a very good day indeed.
What are you grateful for right now?