Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Contentment

So our little life is not a complex one.

We don't hang out with lots of people, spend tons of money on entertainment, go off on vacations at every whim, etc.

Terry and I seem to both be of the school of thought that life's pleasures truly should come from those things found right under your nose.

It seems that when you have to seek out your joy elsewhere, you're really missing what's most important in life...those things that God has so richly blessed you with and put right into your hands.

We have been so very much blessed.

I am dedicating this post to the little things in life. I would like to impress upon anyone reading this blog that God always provides what you need. It would certainly be a shame to let discontentment cloud your view of those things that are most beautiful in life.

These are some of the things I find most beautiful...


Taking my Jude to the park


During our most recent trip he enjoyed a little of this...


...and this...


...and this (very uncertain about this wobbly bridge!)...



...and this (with mommy, of course)...



...but most of all he loved the swing.

He wasn't too excited at first...mommy wasn't pushing hard enough.



Things got a little better...



...okay...HERE we go! WEEEE!!



Hanging out at home

We love to read books...



...stack blocks...



...and knock them down...



...dirty up the coffee table with our funny faces...




...try out things we haven't seen in a while...
(yes, that's a halloween shirt...and he's had it for 2 weeks already!)



...constantly pose for mom...


...eat graham cracker crumb covered bananas...
(he's actually saying "cheese" here!)


...run around in a hat most of the time...


...touch those things that are most off-limits like the antique snowglobe that was pee-paw's (great-grandpa)...


...build amazing things out of legos like miniature versions of ourselves...



...try on any shoes we find...



...and sometimes watch a little elmo.


Sewing!

Something I love to do these days is sew! A couple of close-ups of the projects I've been working on for my friend Astrid.




And speaking of Astrid...something else we love to do is go visit her adorable triplets for some great playtime. This is from our last visit before Cecilia started school.


There are so many things that we love to do...but that's all this blogger has time to cover this time around!

So next time you're feeling lonely or frustrated with your situation, be aware that you need only look around you for all you need.

All you need is love....and GOD IS LOVE.

Here's to making every day full of the joy that comes from that love...




2 comments:

Surviving Triplets said...

What gorgeous pictures & a great way to measure what is important in life.

LOVE the sneak peak at the covers!

Hugs,
Astrid

SAT!! said...

How i do luv those pics of my AWESOME god-chillins!!! whomever is behind the camera has a nice POV, good camera work!!!!

Peace to you