I have a list about as long as the Sleepy Wrap of ideas for my blog. I want to write about teaching children about Christ and about our silly candle experiences of late and how the Law is preached more than the Gospel and about how I want to be Edith Schaeffer when I grow up and...things like that.
And I was going to write some sort of brain squishifying post today about having to watch others struggle and wanting to always give the right answers, but I feel splendidly joyful on this perfect Autumn day and writing about depression was sure to get me rather gloomy. Instead, I'm going to list five things that make me particularly happy today.
Number One: Babies.
Steve and I started watching this documentary last night on Netflix. It is utterly delightful. The lack of narration amplifies the simplicity and beauty of the babies as they grow in each of the different environments. (And, yes, I started crying when the newborn African baby nursed...I swear it gets me every time.)
Number Two: A Cloudless Blue Sky.
Harriet and I went for a jaunt down to the hospital auxiliary Rummage Sale this morning and the weather was beyond incredible. Why can't fall just stay here forever and ever? (Getting 25 cent jeans at the sale makes me happy, too.)
Number Three: Cute Engagements.
Clara shared this link about a super-cute engagement photo session with me yesterday. Oh. My. Goodness. Can I please get married again so we can take pictures like this? Steve already has the glasses...
[Amelia runs to get a Kleenex.]
Okay, I'm back.
Number Four: Bungalows.
Did you know that my darling little house is really and truly called a Bungalow? Lo and behold, that's what the appraisal papers say. I've wanted to live in a Bungalow ever since I read about the Moffatts living in a Bungalow...or was it the Pyes? Man, mothering brain has taken its toll and Google isn't helping me out here. Anyways, I live in a Bungalow with a hydrangea in the backyard that I didn't even have to plant.
Number Five: The MOPS Steering Committee
Our MOPS meeting was yesterday morning and I was truly blessed by how our steering committee works so efficiently and well together. I love the maturity, the empathy, the genuine helpfulness and the Christ-honoring spirit exhibited in these ladies. It makes all of the hard work of planning and conducting each meeting seem like fun! And it's making me smile a whole day later.
So, tell me: what is making you happy today?
But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
Let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them;
Let those also who love Your name
Be joyful in You. (Psalm 5:11, New King James Version)