What a fun week! Shaun was working at the house some and the kids had a snow day and we did lots of Christmas stuff. I'm soaking in all the goodness of this season and my heart is bursting with thankfulness for all of God's goodness.
Each morning this week I woke up in a warm bed with oxygen in my lungs and had enough to eat all day. My household makes more than $35,000 a year, which puts me in the top 4 percent in the world. So undeserving, so thankful.
Sweet boy and his blankie.
Since September, Aiden and I have been working on letter sounds during school. On a whim this day, I thought I'd show him what happens when we put those letters together. He was reluctant to sit down and do this with me, because the snow outside was calling his name. Aiden, trust me...you'll think this is really cool. C-A-T. I saw the lightbulb go on and it was such an amazing moment. He wanted another and another. Just like that, his world was forever changed.
I was thinking later that God does the same thing with us. He teaches us letter sounds and things about our heart and makes us do things we don't understand. Often its hard and frustrating and we can't discern why we are going through the trials and lessons.
And then God sits us down and says, Look...I have something really cool to show you! If you put these experiences and lessons together, these letter sounds we've been working on, they make up a complete word, a story. And with those words and stories, I am writing your life. You just have to trust me.
My favorite mighty warrior/super hero.
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
My niece Lainie was a Flower Fairy in the Nutcracker...she did perfect and the show was well done.
Someone asked me how many times I've seen the Nutcracker. Its somewhere between 2 and 3 dozen, I think.
All the cousins on Shaun's side. We celebrated Christmas at Sarah's house and had SUCH a special evening.