Well, Bryan is at a pub with some friends and the baby is asleep, I realize I haven't blogged much at all this month and know that this would be the perfect time... so here I sit staring at a blank page knowing I should write, knowing I've neglected my blog and all of my sweet readers, knowing that writing would be good for me, but unsure where to start. There's lots I could write about, lots bouncing around in my head, perhaps lots that I will write and keep private for the time being... For today I think what I really NEED to write though is this...

my sweet baby giving me the sweetest kisses right on the lips my husband smiling at me over Thaddeus' sleeping head watching my son as he learns new things every day Father and son roughhousing and bonding together the way my heart skips a little when Thad says "mommm" and reaches for me the strength I feel when Bryan slips his arm around my waist long naps in the afternoon reading an old, worn, used, hardback and beautiful book organizing my fabric stash and dreaming about sewing projects the excitement my husband showed upon receiving back some slippers I mended for him the smell of fresh baked bread drinking warm milk with a bit of butter in it talking honestly with a dear friend taking a long bath sun shine and a warm spell however short lived it may have been

These are things that have made me happy the past few weeks.

These are things I thank God for today.

Rejoicing in the journey - Bethany Stedman