Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Joy Dare::March

2217. Fishtail Braids

2218. A lovely birthday outing with Aliza
2219. An evening to sit on the couch
2220. Hearing my sister speak at an event and sitting with her all evening
2221. Another sister got a job!
2222. Someone (Aliza) was rooting for me and couldn't wait to hear about my evening
2223. Aliza was sick today--her birthday. But she had a good attitude and did her best to enjoy the day
2224. Extra time at home
2225. An email from Jeremy's Aunt offering to bake for us this weekend
2226. When I think I've run out of patience I'm given the opportunity to develop that character quality even more
2227. Taking a little extra time to read
2228. Telling a couple ladies I needed prayer
2229. Jeremy coming home
2230. Keeping my mouth shut and removing myself from the situation
2231. Schedule cleared enough to get everything done
2232. Family all arrived safely
2233. Rolled from back to tummy
2234. At the end of his birthday party day when he had a fever and guests couldn't come, I asked him what the best part of the day was, he said, "Everything!"
2235. An evening to visit with my Heslop Mom and sister
2236. Aliza just genuinely excited about her birthday party
2237. A hint of spring in the air. I took a walk.
2238. Steak dinner for Jeremy
2239. Sunlight after dinner means playing outside
2240. A long evening that even allowed for a scrapbook page to be finished
2241. Sister playing with dolls and planning a slumber party
2242. Enough energy in spite of multiple nighttime interruptions
2243. Coming across the blog post that is encouraging
2244. Aliza looking out for me when I cough because of vocal cord spasm
2245. Giggling with Anna
2246. Smooth sailing school day
2247. Coming home to find the girls looking at scrapbooks
2248. I couldn't bring myself to drag the children in from outside to do schoolwork this afternoon
2249. A few hours at Grandma's house
2250. Lunch on the deck
2251. Took a risk and opened a conversation
2252. Drove Mom home
2253. I can count on my mother-in-law being awake to talk when I'm driving home late
2254. Taking Anna out with me this morning
2255. Family time
2256. Aliza practically begging me to scrapbook with her
2257. Making the time to visit Gramma in the hospital
2258. Blue sky, bald eagle, and deer
2259. This moment: Oldest three playing outside while I'm reading beside a happy baby

2260. New library books
2261. Having enough peace in the house to talk to a friend
2262. Jumping on the trampoline with my girls
2263. Sitting on the floor watching Isaiah kick and talk to Meghan
2264. Tacos for supper that I didn't cook and ice cream for dessert
2265. A group of women to gather around me in prayer
2266. Another mom to take Isaiah and walk him to sleep
2267. Watching Aliza dance
2268. Seeing how much Andy and Judy enjoyed our visit
2269. A walk this afternoon
2270. Seeing some evidence that spring is coming
2271. My children being able to understand
2272. Aliza starting to be able to see things from another's point of view
2273. New tires for my car
2274. Janell and Betsy were awesome partners at the conference
2275. Worshiping with a large group of women
2276. That moment when I see my family after I've been away all day
2277. This moment:
2278. Unexpected play date this afternoon--play conversation, youtube, chai, wet and muddy clothes
2279. After supper light for cousins to play outside. Makes for enjoyable adult conversation
2280. Aliza and Josiah had evening plans that gave them motivation to get school done
2281. Spending the evening with Aliza and leaving the work for tomorrow.
2282. Anna and Josiah so excited to go on a simple errand with Daddy
2283. A really great day at home
2284. Spending time with a friend by phone
2285. How Josiah loves loving on Isaiah. Today Josiah declared Isaiah his best friend
2286. Selfies from nieces
2287. Making mistakes and being able to laugh at myself
2288. Wrestling with life and how quickly it passes
2289. Time with my Mom
2290. Kids trying on clothes in fitting rooms and coming out with very high self esteem
2291. Meghan and the boys visiting
2292. Anna and these boots (I know it's a horrible picture...)
2293. Having Anna for my sidekick at a Trades of Hope party
2294. Aliza and Josiah had an evening together
2295. Sunday morning smells of coffee and bacon
2296. Another area cleaned out
2297. Movie night
2298. Learning that every moment is a gift not to be taken for granted
2299. "The hard that God has for me is better than the easy and comfortable I have for myself"
2300. A beautiful weather day
2301. Praying with my husband
2302. A huge painting project--Josiah and Anna
2303. Friends checking on me
2304. Haircuts for us girls (9 less inches of hair in our house)
2305. Cousin and sister time this afternoon
2306. Practicing Aliza's most recent play

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