Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Look a little closer and you will see that my five year old has a six pack. I'm not bragging...she was seriously born a solid mass of muscle. I have not encouraged her to be athletic, she just is. The same goes with music....this girl wakes up every morning and plays the piano for almost an hour. Again, I'm not bragging, I don't expect her to do this, she just does. She can figure out notes to music and sings perfectly on pitch. She has taught herself how to write and cartwheel and crack and egg without breaking the yoke. She is fiercely determined. It's kind of funny to me that she is our third...not at all the center of attention. In fact, she is at her best when the focus is not on her. We were mentioning to our friends the other day a funny little story about just how fierce our Zibby is...
A few weeks ago the cousins were all here and the kids were heading out to the tent for bed. All of us adults were relaxing, watching the Olympics when the peaceful summer night was interrupted by a blood curdling scream. It was Zibby, she had placed a bare foot on one of those giant, slimy slugs. The girl was clearly creeped out. I carried her inside and set her on the kitchen counter to wash of the ick. Tear stained and traumatized, she wipes her face, furrows that blond brow and evenly says, "Get the salt."
I don't think anyone can get in her way but God.
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Sunday, August 12, 2012
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A few months after we bought The Old House, I had my doubts about the size of the place. In my heart I have always wanted small, simple, cozy, & easy to maintain kind of place.
I've questioned why God would give us a house with so much extra space.
I like simple.
We have lived here for eight months now and from our first Christmas in December until this past birthday weekend in August, hardly a week goes by when this place isn't filled with family and friends.
I'm not a gifted hostess. I'm a hobbit.
Still, there is something very heartwarming about having this big old place alive with memories of our own.
I've noticed that it's easy to relax here...by the fireplace or the pond, in the garden, or under the birch trees.
It's pleasantly imperfect.
Uncle Lorn, Aunt Dory, Barrett, & Audrey just went home after an almost two week stay with us. The Old House was Home Base. The rest of the family came over everyday.
The Bible says, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for the brethren to dwell together in unity.."
Dwelling together in unity happens here a lot...and now I know why God blessed us with the extra space.
He has a plan...
It's that simple.
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