Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Project 365, Week 20

"Be obsessively grateful."  :)

May 8
Aiden makes me laugh sometimes when he comes down stairs in the morning. He's got his too-short pants hiked up, belt cinched tight, tie askew, hair straight-out-of-bed, lookin' like he's not quite sure where he is. I love seven year-old boys! :)

May 9
Evening soccer game.

May 10
Our morning walk to school (on a day with all smiles! :)

May 11

May 12
The work continues at the other house.

 I taught J how to plant and she took it from there.

May 13
Three soccer games and a baseball game. It was our usual divide and conquer.

May 14
Mother's Day! We went out to dinner the night before and then the kids made breakfast in the morning. We went to the late service at church and then had a quiet afternoon. Ray and Quinn stopped by and Z even texted me: Happy Mother's Day! Thank you for all you've done and for all the love you have shared. Love you!

Mothering this bunch is bruitful....both brutal and beautiful. On a daily basis there is great loss and great love in our hearts and lives. Its truly baffling that God would call me to this sacred role of mother and what's clear to me is that God uses the least likely people. I'm grateful for the refining process that began twelve years ago when I became a mom.

I'm confident of this very thing...that He who has begun a good work in me will continue it until the day of Jesus Christ.

My heart is full when my table is full.


Melody said...

Z's text = all the tears.
Brutiful, indeed. Love you!

Amy said...

What Melody said!!!! I was gonna text the very same thing!

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Amy said...

Also, I love Aiden's baseball shirt with 'Cour' on the back. Manchester isn't that fancy!