Today, well Friday…it’s technically Saturday now…was a good day.
1 month ago today we were in Ethiopia preparing to meet Amon for the first time…I miss him!
8 months ago today Mom died…I miss her too! There is so much I want to tell her…so many, many things. I wonder if she already knows them all.
This morning I decided it was going to be a good day…I literally had a choice…and I’m glad I made the one I did. I don’t always choose joy, but today I did…I’m a little proud of myself. It could have easily been a sad, cry kind of day, but it wasn’t. Did I still cry…maaaaybe but I didn’t let that determine how my day would play out.
My day was full of appointments and to-dos and Gym & Swim Camp and play time with grandparents, but there was also fun wee Kelley things that took place…like puzzles…
and army men wars…
and a rare appearance from Buzz and Zurg.
Preparations for school began. I cannot believe Harper is starting kindergarten and even more, in an amazing school we have been praying for…for well over a year now. God is too good.
I took homemade chocolate chip cookies to share with Mom’s bank. She was simply amazing at what she did and her Pinnacle co-workers and clients truly loved her. That bank may never be the same…she made an impact for sure.
And the friends she worked with are crazy kind. I left the bank with a car load of baby Amon gifts. I was overwhelmed and just sat in my car and did a little crying before I pulled out of the parking lot. Kindness and generosity are so, so important…how it can make a person feel and encourage them and change their day. I want to strive for kindness and generosity.
Huddy’s drawing of Arthur from Sword In The Stone made me smile a rather big smile.
More sweet mail…again there is that kindness and generosity. Pretty sweet. Thank you SO SO much Heather.
The boys found two turtles at Josh’s parents house today. Even turtles made my day today. Huddy named his Zippy and Sol named his Batman.
Zippy was actually pretty zippy.
Batman was more turtle like and shy.
I had some alone time today and used it to do what I love to do most. Create.
A little NeedToBreathe and The Lumineers. Music playing and solid lyrics showing up. I truly believe that God is fighting for us in so many, many ways…wars we may not even know are going on. I am beyond thankful for a God that believes I am worth the fight…that my family is worth the fight.
And I ended the day eating Jelly Bellys and popcorn while watching Courageous with my cousin Hannah. It could have easily been a bad day, but I can honestly say it was a really good day. And I am grateful for that.
Happy Friday…Happy Weekend!