Outside my window...it is dark and chilly. I have been having computer issues today so I am awfully late doing this post. It is night dark rather than morning dark.
I am thinking...about obstacles and things that step into our paths to try and test us. Since I have been here taking care of my mother there have been many obstacles, large and small, for both of us that have tried and tested me. I wonder if I am living up to the lessons that these obstacles are meant to teach me.
I am thankful for...the husband that God gave me who is willing not only to be beside me in this newest trial and adventure but also to love both of us through it all.
From the kitchen...we enjoyed leftover Southwestern Chicken Stew that I made yesterday. Tomorrow I will have to put my cooking hat back on and come up with something delicious and nutritious.
I am wearing...my third outfit of the day. I thought that caring for children was a messy thing but this caring for a parent is equally so sometimes.
I am going.... to lay my head on my pillow tonight knowing that I put in a good and long day in the trenches. Tomorrow the day will be spent in the sewing room and everyone else here had better find some way of occupying themselves.
I am reading...not a thing! When is there time to pick up a book to read.
I am hoping...to get the christening dress I am working on smocked tomorrow and get the embroidery traced out and started.
I am hearing...my wonderful husband in the kitchen washing up the dishes, the furnace blowing reassuring heat into the family room where I sit writing, and the TV playing its noise in the background.
Around the house...all is quiet and settled for the night Mom has just gone to bed and the peace and quiet is wrapping itself around us. This evening Mom looked at us with tears in her eyes and expressed concern because she had no idea where the "little thing that goes in that (gesturing toward the door) is." Doug gently reassured her that there was nothing to fear he was here for the express purpose of protecting both her and me and that nothing was going to happen as long as he was here. I couldn't help but feel the spirit of the house settle around us in agreement as he spoke those words. It seemed to agree with him and was trying to assure her too.
One of my favorite things...the way that we set our own rhythm so that the peace and security that mom needs is always here.
A few plans for the rest of the week..get mom to see a dr, get her eyes examined, keep up with my sewing, all the while taking care of my husband and staying close with my Lord and the rest of my family.
Here is a picture thought that I am sharing with you...
I came across this again and it made me think of Layn. Poor little dude must be having a tough time without his Grandma there to spoil him.