Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Busy Days

I know that all of us have busy days. Especially those mommies who have more than 1 child to take care of, but I just want to know, where do the days go? They are going by so fast! I know I only have one little blessing right now (with one more on the way of course), but it amazes me how the days and weeks seem to be just flying by. And of course those certain days when Camden is really crabby and needy seem to go by super slow...of course. But in the grande scheme of things, even those "bad" days go by fast.

Today was a good day. We all woke up fairly happy to start a new day, because we all know, we don't all wake up like that every day. (Especially if Camden decides to wake up super early and start "singing" or talking when it's 4am.....) But today started off well. I got up with a list of things to get started on. Laundry, baking, preparing lunch, etc. So I was off and running as soon as my feet hit the floor. I ended up spending the whole morning in the kitchen baking and cooking. When I finally sat down to eat lunch, I sort of collapsed in the chair and ohhhh, did it feel good to finally sit down after a long morning of standing on VERY HARD tile floors.

I was exhausted by 1pm, but I felt so accomplished when I looked at all I got done. I got 2 loads of laundry done, baked 2 delicious pans of banana, zuchinni, chocolate chip bread (which I'll share the recipe for soon), made a double batch of granola, and cooked up a HUGE pot full of Kneophla soup (a North Dakota favorite soup made out of little dumplings).

I love days like this! It feels so good to be able to take care of my family in practical ways and feel so blessed that we have more than enough provision for our little family. I'm counting my blessings today that I'm healthy, blessed with a wonderful family, and loved by an amazing God who leads me with a gentle hand along the path He has for me. On days when discouragement and discontentment stir in my heart, I need to remember wonderful busy days like today and count my blessings.


Susan said...

Wow! that is super accomplished! Yummy breads.

Carrie at dumptrucksandteacups said...

The bread sounds so yummy!!

Enzo and Paige said...

Isn't that story horrible! I hate it for the little boy Sean. Enzo and I arent surprised either by the ridiculous Brazilian government!!! Keep praying!
Oh by the way, a friend sent me a girlfriend's guide to pregnancy.. HILARIOUS!!!

Stacey said...

That soup sounds like it is yummy too! :o) Could I get that recipe from you? (although there aren't many cold days in Florida that call for soup, but we still eat it any way) :o)

Melanie said...

Hello there! I'm glad you found my blog, too! Brazil is one place I would LOVE to visit. I grew up in southern Mexico...

You have a beautiful family. Is your hubby Brazilian?

I'll be "following" you, hehe.

Nice to meet ya!