My joy this week has been in letting go of my idea of quiet. With two little girls in our home, there is always chatter to some degree, usually accompanied by either giggles or tears. I am coming to embrace the sound of their voices instead of allowing myself to get annoyed by the constant ‘noise’. Their little voices are just that-little. They won’t always be. I am finding joy in hearing them laugh, making them laugh and watching them grow in their relationship with one another. My girls are one of God’s gifts to me and I found joy this week in the simple act of stopping what I was doing and just watching them play, eat, sleep and grow before my very eyes.
This girl of mine just keeps growing. There is no stopping it. No slowing her down. Abigail is 11 months old today and she is starting to show us all her cheeky, curious and sweet personality. She can be found climbing things, shadowing her older sister, screeching in excitement when Ben comes home from work and snuggling into my lap to nurse when she wakes up from her naps. This tiny girl has stolen my heart and I don’t think I ever want it back. She is oh so tiny and sweet.
Lucy has the most lovely grey-blue eyes. One of them has a gorgeous speck of gold if you look really closely. It always amazes me how different our girls look and makes me wonder what our next babe will look like.
In other joyful news, Ben and I had been praying about sponsoring a child in another country and finally decided that yes it was the right and good thing to do. We chose to sponsor through Chalice
starting with the new year. I was so excited when we checked the mail this morning and found we had received our package from them. Included was a picture and handwritten letter from our sponsor child, an 8 year old girl named Santusa, from Bolivia. We are so thankful for the joy that God has given us in the gift of our children, and His. I feel like my heart just grew!
I am joining Elizabeth
by taking small steps towards joy this month. Follow the link to her website to read about others who are doing the same.