I have neglected to really think about others lately. I get my plan for the day, and I only let Silas, Matthew, or someone I know really needs help break me of that plan... usually.
Recently, I decided to just sit with my son and take in the moment as I felt like his little fingers and toes were growing before my eyes. When I asked him if he was hungry (we are working on sign language, and he actually knows "please"... hopefully a video capture soon), and he responded by putting both his little paws in my mouth and biting his toothless gums down on my nose. As I let out a belly laugh, he pulled back to try and understand what it was that I was laughing about. When he realized it was him creating the joy, he kept drooling on my face. Then he let out his own belly laugh. It was a moment that I'll never forget, nor will I desire to miss because some dirty dishes.
This prompted another irregular change in routine. I decided to get up extra early and bake some bread for my sweet elderly neighbor whom I have spoken to only a couple times since we moved in. Just when her pumpkin spice bread finished cooling (of course I had to make some fall favorites), I opened my door to find her pulling in my driveway with some apple cinnamon bread she picked up in North Georgia, which she wanted to gift us.
Isn't God amazing? I felt Him in that moment and knew I had finally slowed down enough to be obedient and present in His perfect moments.
Check it out:
|We hiked even though we weren't suppose to. I don't think Silas is a rule breaker. Can you tell he's playing it cool?|
|Another great moment was showering baby Harvey recently.|
|What did we do before Pinterest? Nice work baby. Congrats again Brit and James!|