it's a brand new week. and i'm looking forward to it.
what are you looking forward to?
we've had a little storm move through.
a few peeks as it began over the weekend:
fresh, glittery flakes of snow cover the town. we love watching it from the windows.
elijah really loves stomping in the drifts at the back of our building, as we head out to the car.
i've been enjoying hearing about what people are reading/doing for lent.
this is the first year that we've been purposeful about beginning this time before easter with a focus.
i've had several of you ask what i am doing!
i loved this quote i read last week, wanted to share it here:
once upon a time, my sweet boy adored bath time.
he used to say "bath! bath! bath!" with such shrieking joy and energy.
it made me thrilled about it, too!
elijah doesn't say "bath" anymore. and he is rarely excited about it.
in fact, it seems nearly traumatic for him most nights.
resulting in a screaming, sobbing boy, standing stiffly in the tub, as he protests the after dinner cleaning ritual.
i've prayed and prayed for this little portion of our day to be less stressful for him.
and even become fun for him again. praise jesus!
by his grace we've had a few enjoyable nights in the bubbles lately!
i'd say this is a happy kid, wouldn't you?
on nights like this, bath time can last as long as he wants.
to see elijah playing happily, flooding my bathroom with bubbles and cheerful squeals...
sunshine into my soul. peace.
i laugh with him. and cry a little, too.
but not from exhaustion or defeat.
thankfulness springs up.
god is in these details. he hears us when we cry to him for help!
so grateful for even a few victories in this area.
maybe you have some idea of how huge of a deal these small triumphs can be?!
out of my distress i called on the lord;
the lord answered me and set me free.
linked up with these darlings today, go say hello:
happy monday, make it great!