Monday, August 11, 2014

photo session

naked time
A mostly clean face, it's a miracle!
Puffin lick attack, these happen all the time at our house, fortunately RA LOVES it!
Another one of RAs loves, MUSIC, here she's on the xylophone... the jembe... (though my favorite thing about this photo is the thunder thighs)
... and last but not least the shaker egg.
Now it's time to walk around the house in my wheely cart.
Got to love these gummy smiles!
Here's another.
Here you see her wave good-bye right before she takes off around the corner.
I get this smirk all the time. 
Moving on to books.  Here she is reading one of her favorites. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

a full heart

Aaron often says he wants our house to be full of praise.

He wants us to wake each morning with a song in our heart.

Aaron seems to have come by this ability to see the positive so naturally.  I've always admired it.

Frequently, either out of the blue, or when I have worked myself up, he asks me to say three things that I am grateful for right now, in this exact moment.  And ridiculously enough, sometimes I actually find this activity to be hard, I have blinders on, instead my mind is full of frustrations.  It seems easier to focus on my longings and desires.

But this past year, a bit, I do hear my heart praising more.  Often even, I feel an overflow, finding myself in a place of overwhelming gratitude.  My heart is more full, more content, love pours out from an excess. 

Aaron and I just celebrated our 4 year anniversary on Wednesday.  It was one of those days.  Aaron voiced his wealth and abundance all day.  My heart listened and smiled.  The words didn't flow out like his, but they were there. 

What three things are you grateful for, right now, it this moment?