for these moments

17 Oct

For these moments:

  • a better than expected week alone with the girls while Joel was at the Frankfurt Book Fair for work
  • learning to love all their questions, at every moment
  • understanding how much easier they respond to the new when I explain first
  • easy, easy dinners and loving the lack of clean up
  • breathtakingly beautiful October weather this weekend after the rainy days
  • leaves that had really changed to the deepest scarlet the day before
  • making the car pool line for preschool all the more pretty
  • suspending the chaos to drive to capture the deep red beauty early on Saturday morning
  • ending up watching them literally frolic in the leaves and collect bouquets
  • dinner at the ‘diner deluxe’ with the ladies
  • we pulled up and they said the (silver)  building was so beautiful because it sparkled – love their love of sparkling beauty
  • their amazement that we did not have to throw our own trash away
  • just the right balance between time at home and time out & about
  • Joel arriving home safely
  • their shrieks upon seeing him come out of the international arrival door
  • money left on his travel expenses for dinner out last night
  • early to bed on a Sunday night and surprisingly waking up before the alarm on a Monday

For these moments, these pauses, the grace of God in the moment, I am so thankful.

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10 Responses to “for these moments”

  1. Jessica October 17, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Stunning color! Thanks for sharing such beauty and such a beautiful list! I just stumbled over from Ann’s this week. Heaps of blessings!

  2. wordplayhouse® October 17, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

    When winter comes, this is just how I want to remember autumn. Like here in your beautiful photographs.

    • theladybird October 19, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. amanda {the habit of being} October 17, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    so pretty! i don’t blame them, if we had beautiful leaves falling, i’d be in full frolic mode 😉

    • theladybird October 19, 2011 at 3:31 pm #

      Eva was the only one who did not seem to be thrilled by rolling around in them. I do hope you are feeling better!

  4. stitchandpurl October 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

    Such beautiful pictures – and so much to be thankful for.

    • theladybird October 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      Thank you!

  5. Erin @ Wild Whispers October 17, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    That first photo is lovely. Really wonderful list. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    • theladybird October 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      Thanks Erin!

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