Thursday, March 1, 2012

while the kids nap...

Hi. I am having a hard time with words lately. Sometimes writing comes more easily than others. I thought about posting many times but I've just not gotten to it. I also don't want to sit down at the computer. And actually, that's one of my Lenten things: less time at the computer. It's working, and I like it. I'm getting things done around the house and playing a lot with the kiddos. I sit down occasionally and read magazines. Well, at least when I'm nursing baby boy. Why is it that I feel guilty when I just sit and read? Yesterday, Joseph napped for over two hours. {Let me just say that never happens.} Instead of sitting in front of my computer wasting time, I did an hour and a half of yoga. {It's part of the P90X system and is a serious workout.} I don't know when was the last time I got to exercise for that long. Thank you, Joseph.

That perfect day of warm sunshiny weather we had at the end of last week was lovely. I went outside every chance I got. Hannah decided to have her afternoon milk here:

I think her swing set might be her favorite place. Girl after my own heart. I liked watching her have her reflection time. I wonder what she was thinking about... Once finished with milk, we swung. Swang. What's the past tense of swing?

Joseph enjoyed it too. And you see Mollie? She needed a bath real bad, so we bathed her later. Joe had a conference to go to so Friday and Saturday it was just us. I cleaned and organized. I manage to get more accomplished when Joe is out of town. I'm not sure why that is. I mean, I actually have to cook and take care of the kids solo when he's gone...

This little guy is all over the place, and despite the toys I have within his reach, he prefers to go after mommy's magazines, plants, and other stuff. {Another one of Uncle Ben/Uncle Will Will's outfits.}

He actually likes to crawl on my new seagrass rug. Go figure...

Foreground: Mollie post-bath.

Background: Joseph playing with Hannah's kitchen. While the cat's away...

How is your Lent going? A couple weeks ago during my morning devotion time I read something that I've not been able to forget:

"The love we show matters more than the good we only talk about." 

Wow... Doesn't that make you stop and think? It did me. I jotted it down and put it on our refrigerator. I wrote it in my journal. And I've committed it to memory. I think it's easy to get stuck in the "I pray, and go to church, and read my Bible..." routine without really letting God transform your life. One of my favorite Bible verses is Philippians 1:27 "Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." I might have said that somewhere before, but it bears repeating. How's that for a Lenten goal? I know I've got some work to do...

1 comment:

  1. I love this post. You are in such a great place it makes me feel a sense of peace! Like, ahhh! The pic of Hannah pushing Joseph in the swing makes my heart MELT! And her pony tail!! Too cute. I cannot believe Joseph likes to crawl on the sisal rug!! Maybe he likes a good knee scratching?! :)

    "The love we show matters more than the good we only talk about," is one of my absolute favorites. It's so important. My dad is the one who has always drilled into my mind to focus on being a child of God - acting like a child of God every day in every way. Show love. Express your feelings. Help others. Do those things we're meant to do. The action - not just the thought. He's an action man, so this has always worked for him. I try to remember it and live it, but easier said than done.

    I've been so overwhelmed lately and wholly consumed by the things going on in my life (and Ben's - our life) that I'm ashamed. I have let so many things go that are staples in my life because I feel like I'm trying to keep all these balls in the air...and find a job. My new resolution is to let go a little bit...have more faith and trust and God that the right job will present itself. In the mean time, I've had the opportunity to reflect on what gifts I can bring to the world through my I am now looking for careers in benevolent marketing - and working for a business that is actively trying to give back to their consumers and the world in general. Authentically. Not just for show. reading your posts. I'm sorry I've been consumed here in ATL. I think of you guys EVERY DAY! The kids are so beautiful and full of such spirit - I long to see them and will very soon!

    I admire your path and Lenten you Lindsey.