Stop for just a second with me... let's rest and breathe together for just a few minutes, in this space.
rest chunks into this week for myself. Otherwise I won't make it to the end in one piece. I know you get that!
We're hosting our annual Seder Dinner (Passover meal) on Saturday night with our extended family because two of my sis-in-laws forced me to do it. (grin) I agreed, but assigned everyone else all of the food except for the dessert. I have never in my life done that but I know my limits and I had to! (Can't tell you how freeing it is to depend on everyone else.)
As I take things slowly today, I'm reflecting on the sweetness of our family devo this am in Jesus Calling for kids. Adrain read, "When you go through the activities of your day side-by-side with Me, My Life becomes woven together with yours. This means you and I are so closely connected that My own Life flows into you- and through you into the world around you. And that is the real secret of having a joy-filled life- even on ordinary days."
We read that twice.
joy filled life statement. I always forget that it's in the ordinary moments, so I decided to add some of the random ordinary photos from our ordinary days, that I took this week.
(I've been snapping one photo a day this week, for a new 365 project, and I think from now on I will just tuck each of them into what I'm posting on, rather than doing a monthly 365 post like I did a couple of years ago. FYI.)
These macaroons. Oh my yes. (I am perfecting the art of willpower as I speak.) I am serving these at our Seder dinner, for dessert and found the recipe here.
pure joy to be with her little self and listen to her stories and heart. (Who says you can't bond with a four year old? I actually told Adrain that night I can't wait to be a grandmother because if I love my nieces this much how much more will I love my grand babies someday?!) (In a very long... long... time.) I had to drag out the camera for a few minutes of course! (In the past, "Anne" and "Hank" (the dolls she is holding) have had a strictly professional relationship, Anne being the red-haired veterinarian and Hank being the cowboy.) (Yes my daughter named her Anne after Anne of Green Gables.) (I think... things have progressed...because they are quite obviously kissing, as you can see here!)
I'll be back later this week to share our Seder dinner table because it will be rather simple and sweet. And if you're looking for something to do with your kiddos, we have loved this resurrection cookie recipe for years!! It can be found here!