Waves of Mercy, Waves of Grace

June 15, 2009 at 10:14 am 1 comment

Today is Monday.  I’m enjoying it.  Two kids are out of pocket, the third immersed in TV.  Kicking back for a few moments after a bowl of Lucky Charms.  Getting a spontaneous hug from him at the moment…couldn’t type that until after he moved away, of course.

Having one of my two younger kids at home means one rare treat…I’ll sleep with them in the guest bed.  I get kicked a lot and lose my covers a lot.  Another reason it’s “rare”.

I took a photo of my man and a little one snuggled up after I’d gotten up for praise band yesterday.  Love those.

Shorter on words than usual lately.  Just feeling waves of grace getting us into summer, resting in the spontaneity of whatever needs to happen.

As the kid’s get older, some of their comments and behaviors seem more sacred, so it’s harder to put up on the web.  I don’t want to abuse that trust.  Some are so funny, though.  I need to start writing down some of the stuff they come up with.

I needed to make countless cards last week and need to work on Father’s day this week.  Scrapbooking has needed to come to a halt as a result.  Add the Esther study and a church devotion and a bunch of summer mom tasks and I stay busy.

Their social world is now my social world.  We need to work on that, but right now, just surviving it with food in the house is about all I can do.

Feel like I’m writing about nothing in particular, and time is short, so I’ll get off here and get to the week’s tasks.  Have a blessed day, friends, and keep riding the waves of mercy, waves of grace…truly.

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  • 1. Holly @ Crownlaiddown  |  June 15, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Jumping into that head first!! Splashin’ around in it…

    Have a wonderful summer day, friend!

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