Sunday, July 27, 2008

Commitment to Loveliness, July 27

Visit Charming the Birds from the Trees to join!

1. Cheer up.

2. Enjoy my toddler.

3. Continue freezing food items for after baby arrives (bread, pizza dough, chicken).

4. Take a walk everyday.

5. Practice patience. Breathe deeply before saying anything.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Took His Hand and Followed

Took His Hand and Followed
Mrs. Roy L. Peifer
My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed,
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I...
Exploring all the great outdoors
Beneath the summer sky

We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood...
My kitchen wasn't swept today
But life was gay and good.

We found a cool, sun-dappled glade
And now my small son knows
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.

We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill...
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.

That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years, no one on earth
Will know, or even care.

But that I've helped my little boy
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.

One of the other mamas on my AP list sent this out a few days ago. It perfectly describes my little one and I right now. We are savoring these last few weeks before our new blessing arrives. It's such a bittersweet time.