It was so special. It always is. In spite of the fact that we had one very crazy-hyped up boy bouncing in his seat almost the entire time, making a stream of constant noise. Spring time is always a difficult transition for him for some reason. We end up having to implement various Sensory techniques and calming exercises into his daily routine (ones that he has mostly outgrown a need for) and it feels like his meds don't help much with impulsivity etc. Bah! So our evenings have been spent dealing with various behaviors, and such (I won't get into it). Then Adrain and I collapse in exhaustion every.single. night, once the kids are in bed. It feels like being on a hamster wheel while road-tripping with a potty training toddler. Kinda.
Anyway, enough about that. Ha!
We decorated eggs- something we seldom do. Not sure why. Ava had a ball with it. (I think Adrain was "coaching" the other child over on the couch during this entire time because the excitement had gotten the best of him and his good-choice making.)
I photographed a few pre-Seder scenes because they were pretty and I have to put them somewhere. (That's the nice thing about having a blog.) I am super grateful for the loan of my girl Betsy's camera that took all these photos!
rushing to the next event emotionally. I have to get going on birthday stuff physically... but I want to be present and enjoy each moment of this week, and this season of life, and this day. In spite of hiccups and unexpected issues, relationship dramas or financial struggles or job upheavals or kid frustrations. Isn't that our challenge?
I know for each of us, there are things happening, things possibly happening, things we hope will happen, things we fear will happen, and things we plan on happening if all goes well... but we are meant to live in this moment in true gratefulness for the breath in our lungs, knowing our every need has already been met. That is the great challenge, is it not? No matter our circumstances... always being thankful for right now, and trusting for our tomorrow.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."