This has been the most peaceful trip Jay’s ever been on.
And that was with the 7-years-old birthday party with crafts, donuts and snow-in-the-house.
I can’t imagine it being this peaceful if we had to keep a schedule with the outside world (school, outside work, playdates), but slowing down and doing everything with less intensity.
We’ve gone to bed later, and the kids have slept later, both of which has given me enough of my own space (in the quiet of the house) to maintain a patient, healthy attitude for them.
We’ve continued the 2-chapters-a-day Bible reading Jay started in December, and worked on the house each day as well.
Elisha has, as planned, given up diapers. This has not (as numerous people seem to predict) resulted in the pre-potty-trained child “making a connection” and using the toilet more. It does mean he’s mastered the phrase, “I have ah ax-i-dent.”
But, again, the work God is doing in our home (and in me) is such that even multiple changes of clothes and daily laundry haven’t squelched this peace and delight in being together.
I may never be able to articulate everything that has been growing since just before the new year began, but we are currently living in a shower of blessing, and I am grateful for a God who give good gifts.