Sunday, April 2, 2017

Joy Dare::March

4198. Seeing the children thrive in "club"
4199. A wonderful birthday outing with Aliza
4200. Anna helping cut shoe pieces for Sole Hope
4201. Conversation and play all afternoon
4202. Josiah taking out his own splinters =)
4203. Snuck in a quick conversation with Maria
4204. Cooking all of Aliza's favorite foods
4205. Isaiah telling me his is excited
4206. Grandma and Grandpa and Joel and Brandi here
4207. Brandi with me for grocery shopping
4208. Aliza and Josiah so loved on at their birthday party
4209. Aliza soaking in all the stories around the table
4210. Mom, Dad, Van, Karen, Joel, Brandi and Jeremy and I visiting around the table
4211. Long naps after birthday week
4212. Handed down clothes
4213. Remembering Aunt Floss
4214. Mom stopped by
4215. Baby turtle and discovered road
4216. Aliza made supper all by herself
4217. Tea in the afternoon
4218. Bright sun
4219. Thinking about screens and screen time and how to navigate it all
4220. A worldview I didn't expect to hear, but really appreciated
4221. "Hospitality is being a good listener." -the nester blog
4222. Raising boys talks with Meghan
4223. Celebrating Jeremy
4224. Seeing a friend doing well
4225. God school done on a travel-to-WV day
4226. An evening visit with Christie
4227. Family bingo was fun
4228. Hearing Josiah having fun with Christie's boys
4229. Letterboxing in the cold
4230. I didn't have to get in the hot tub
4231. A quick visit with my uncle
4232. Aliza's worship during her favorite song "All That Matters" by Colton Dixon
4233. Successful--even enjoyable--art project
4234. I was able to get groceries--thanks Mom.
4235. Anna chose some jobs to do and did a great job.
4236. I heard Aliza teach her Grandpa how to play Minecraft--over the phone!
4237. The time change makes for some late mornings around here
4238. Could attending Core Group because of a friend's generosity in taking my place as helper in the children's class
4239. Spent the evening with Anna in her club class because she needed me
4240. The resource to answer hard questions
4241. Being at Mom's house just felt good
4242. Mom could fix Aliza's dance costume
4243. Great Blue Heron by the road
4244. Cancelled school just because we all needed it
4245. Cookies and reading out loud this afternoon
4246. Anna and Josiah helping me cut out jeans for Sole Hope
4247. Lunch and shopping with Mom
4248. Leftovers for supper
4249. Organizing Trades of Hope inventory
4250. Aliza approved of curtain material and paint without tears
4251. Watching The Shack and all my tears
4252. Pear and Gorgonzola pizza
4253. Used up all my energy teaching Sunday School
4254. "Spring" in the diffuser today
4255. Josiah really listened to the sermon
4256. Anna's new organization skills
4257. A new mousepad on my computer
4258. The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin
4259. Inviting someone to visit
4260. Dance spring break means we didn't have to leave CBS early
4261. Josiah super excited about helping make pancakes
4262. This girl loving her new twirly dress
4263. Breakfast for supper
4264. Enjoyed the conference keynote speaker
4265. Some some Trades of Hope stuff
4266. So happy for evening kid snuggles after being away all day
4267. Jeremy able to take care of everything when I'm sick
4268. Listening to the banter when they came home from church
4269. Aliza being so helpful
4270. Anna's kindness
4271. Able to do just enough
4272. Umbrella illustration of God's love protecting us
4273. Josiah loved soccer practice
4274. Meghan could braid Aliza's hair for dance pictures
4275. I could eat supper nromally
4276. Janell's quick visit after work
4277. The children needed Grandma's visit and attention
4278. The compliment from Aliza's Wednesday night teacher
4279. Systematic cleaning
4280. Soup, salad and a service project for Bible study this week
4281. A nice evening with Jeremy's cousin's family
4282. Back to memorizing
4283. Feeling back to normal and on top of things

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