“Today, humble Today, presents itself to us with all the ceremony and bling of a glittering diamond ring: Wear me, it says, Wear me out. Love me, dive into me, it pleads with us.“
-Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines
I read that passage, and thought…dang, that girl can write.
And also, it smacks so eloquently of InstaFriday.
Simple, everyday moments. Grainy filters. Beauty in the mundane.
A random clearanced out toy.
He wouldn’t put it down until he mastered it.
Three hours later.
This is SO up this kid’s alley. It’s like his brain turned into a game.
And then there is Porkchop.
Always and forever trying to help.
Copies everything the Daddy does.
Because that’s what sons do.
And then they eat Oreos.
Because if Oreos aren’t cheer worthy, I don’t know what is.
A project full of succulents for an upcoming party.
I’ll post more about it next week.
But I am head over heels for how it turned out.
“Jeannett…grab your phone…you gotta get a picture of this.”
Andy was watering some dead spots on the lawn.
Obviously a perfect time to grab a quick sip of water.
Every morning. Every night.
And it just about knocked the wind right out of me when I took on the full realization that these itty bitty teeny tiny pills…and this minuscule measure of liquid are what help keep my girl alive.
It’s hard to wrap my brain around.
In fact, I think I won’t. Because it hurts to think of. So much.
Because Sassy Pants here, she’s just too much.
She loves wearing my glasses.
And sitting pretty in pink.
Because obviously she’s fabulous.
I kinda feel sorry for her husband.
She is so close.
Honestly, I think a lot of why she isn’t walking unassisted is psychological at this point.
She stands without holding onto anything (even the dog’s head) so often…when she’s distracted. But the second she realizes she’s hands free? She sits herself right down.
On her time.
We will wait.
In an effort to encourage Henry to read, I’m instituting a 20 minute quiet reading time.
Even the mama reads.
Day 1 of 20 minutes of quiet reading lasted 12 minutes.
It’s a soft start.