Do you ever have those moments?
Where you walk around your home and you notice everyone is up to something good.
It started with this.
I noticed Mayer helping Reef learn to ride the skateboard.
I could hear Mayer talking kindly, giving Reef instruction.
“How sweet,” I thought, admiring Mayer's maturity, then ran inside to grab my camera.
Eden run's outside with me. She's so strong and healthy.
Some days I can't believe this beautiful daughter is mine.
(baby Gap dress $1.00 from Goodwill)
Back inside, I noticed
doing his homework.
This kid is as self-motivated as the president of a major corporation. I’m so proud of his work ethic and determination to do his best.
Just outside in the backyard is Payson, trudging away mowing the lawn.
Earlier, I had asked him to get out there and mow. Even though it was a balmy 110 degrees, he followed through. What a great kid.
I walked into the office to put the camera back and noticed the counselor on the phone, talking to someone on craigslist.
He’s off to buy me a dresser to paint.
He comes home with this.
Sure, it’s a little rusty around the edges so to speak, but what great bones.
Later, I find the counselor reading the little ones a bedtime story.
The karma of so many good moments has me in tears and I have a grateful prayer. This is when my prayer only includes things I am grateful for and I thank the Lord for all my blessings.
The next day, when the counselor comes home from work, I put my arms around him.
“When you’re gone all day at work, I do my thing, but when you come home, I realize just how much I miss you," I say.
Then, I take him around to the other side of the garage and show him what I did with the dresser he brought me home.
Paprika red, I think I love you too.