There are few days that top the one we are wrapping up. Nothing extraordinary happened, but it was full of the things I love most.
I started by reminding myself where to leave my cares and worries. I prayed, released, and listened as I colored.
I went to the children’s school for field day and spent several hours there enjoying the company of all sorts of children, teachers, and staff. No pictures though.
The children and I took a walk/bike ride. I had the baby strapped on my chest and the dog on a leash. We stopped by and said hello to friends. On the way home a puppy wanted to join us. We got him back to his owner and I ended up carrying the smallest bike along with everything else when the youngest bicycler wore out. No pictures from that either. I didn’t have enough hands as it was.
I made a batch of chocolate chia pudding to celebrate the boy’s A on his practice SOL test.
I made two batches of rustic cracked wheat bread. I turned one batch into four dozen rolls and one into two loaves. I also made a chocolate cake (plant-based and outrageously delish) to take to the school tomorrow for teachers and staff to thank them for a great year.
We enjoyed sandwiches with the fresh rolls for supper.
As I worked in the kitchen, I could see my rose bush out the window.
There are many days when heaven seems far away, when I truly have to live by faith in spite of questions and the unknown, but today I felt God in the very marrow of my bones. I looked at this rose bush, heard the birds singing and the breeze in the trees, saw the blue sky freckled with fluffy white clouds, and I felt like I could simply unzip the veil between this life and heaven. What a peaceful, hopeful feeling.
This evening we made a teepee.
We lit a fire in the fire pit.
And found cloud pictures. Can you see the whale chasing Nemo?
The dog rested from the day’s activities.
We tucked the children in and listened to them recount our day, sharing their own gratitude for our many blessings.
It has been a perfectly wonderful day!