I can’t believe it’s November! The Holidays are upon us, which is also hard to believe. Last night was Halloween. Our tradition is to go to Josh’s mom’s house for dinner and then go trick or treating. It’s special because it’s the same houses that Josh used to go to when he was a kid. I got the job of staying back at the house and passing out candy. One little girl, dressed as Anna, said, “My aunt said you should ask me to sing, Let it Go.” So, I asked her to sing it and she gave me her Aunt Boo impression. It was hilarious! I may or may not have given her some extra candy.
This morning my daughter Elisabeth brought my husband and I coffee in bed, along with a sandwich bag full of Almond joy candy bars. Shortly after that, our son Daniel brought in some Swedish fish. It was like being showered with little offerings! I’ve had breakfast in bed a couple of times, but candy and coffee was pretty sweet.
Last week was fall break. It was nice to have the week at home. We did a lot of fun things, but I didn’t get all the housework done that I wanted too. We had a movie day and we went out for breakfast and to the orchard on another day. My husband got his tractor. He has done a lot of work on the farm, and managed to get a nice gash under his eye…an hour before our family photo shoot. Oops! That’s the stuff that memories are made of. Right? I did get some stuff around the house done, just not the “top to bottom, everything is sparkly”, cleaning that I was hoping for.
In other news, my BABY is turning six next week. That makes me a little sad. At least he’s tiny and still crawls up in my lap and falls asleep. The poor kid is learning to sleep in his own room, and he’s not a fan. He’s not buying the whole, “Big six year old boys sleep in their own beds,” thing.
It’s looking like November may end up being a fairly restful month at my house. Rest is on the agenda for one person in particular. Doctor’s orders! It’s going to be like keeping a hummingbird in a tiny cage. My little hummingbird likes to be on the move and enforcing rest could prove to be a challenge, but it’s top priority right now.
Since November is a time to remember what we are thankful for, I just want to say that I am a very blessed woman. My life is truly beautiful. I am thankful that God is a good father and that I can know him and his ways. I am the wife and helpmeet to a wonderful husband. He loves the Lord, he loves me, he loves our kids, and if he knows you, chances are pretty good that he loves you too. He’s one of the hardest working people that I know and he is a good man. He makes me a better woman, and he is well aware that I make him a better man. I love our life and the sweet family that we have built together. I am the mom of five great kids. The work is still going on. The diligent raising, teaching and training of kids is hard work, but it’s a great work and I am so excited to see who my children are becoming. I’m thankful for my church family. I’ve been a part of the same church body for twenty-five years. It’s a joy to know where you have been planted, and to grow there. I have many more things to be thankful for, but those are the biggies.
So there you have it. Some ordinary days and a little glimpse into my heart. Now I need to go to sleep.