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

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