A Quiet house.
Don’t get me wrong; I love the noise that means there are little feet around, but there is just something about a quiet and still house.
It’s especially good today because I have much painting and sewing ahead of me the next two days.
The sound of leaves crunching under feet.
Having story time in the park with my little ones.
Picking up the rest of my 50% off fabric (from last Monday) that was supposed to take 2-4 weeks to arrive, but came in four days! Praise God I didn’t pay $9 to get it shipped in 3-5 days even though I really wanted to. I knew there was no way I would finish the project in 2 weeks anyways. I’ll let you know what the project is as soon as I’m finished.
I’m also super excited as I look over these cute kitchen accessories.
They are miniature. And I am so excited about our project of building Karston and Kyrie a play kitchen. One that is made how we like it. Wooden and NOT plastic! One that is made with love. One that has a story. And now, we have a friendly competition with some friends of ours. It was such fun going to IKEA together and picking out accessories to go in our kitchens. We went with the intent of building this play kitchen. I know! Is that not the cutest play kitchen or what. However, upon arrival we found that it was much smaller than we had imagined. Still love the idea, but now we are building the wooden part all ourselves to our own specifications. I can’t wait to see how each of ours turns out.
Fabric that was 40% off but was marked down to 50% off for today only!
My wife makes me happy.
I asked her recently (foolishly, no doubt) if she loved me. She began to cry, and said, “Does it not look like I love you?” I paused and thought, “Why did I ask this question? Do I really not know?” I reminisced on the happenings for the day: the last 12 hours had been very hard, and I knew she loved me by all she had endured and accomplished.
Our King Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Similarly, my wife shows her love to me by keeping his commandments, so that he gets the glory. The wife God gave is me is a godly and submissive woman; and despite what every feminist on the planet says, her gentle and quiet spirit is very precious in God’s sight. My wife eats the bread of exhaustion, not idleness; she pours herself out like a drink offering for her family, and God is pleased.
I wonder sometimes…if in heaven, one of the believers nearest Jesus’ throne will be a housewife no one has ever heard of?
I wonder sometimes…what I would accomplish in this life if I worked one tenth as hard at studying as my wife works for our family? (John Calvin part deux, anyone?)
I love you dearly my wife. You are an inspiration to me. You are a most meet help, knit together by God in your mother’s womb for me. I praise and thank Jesus for the gift you are. Let us glorify Him together—better than we ever could have alone.
“Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.”
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The view of the lake from a corner stop on our walk. We always stop to look at this for a little bit before continuing our walk. I am so happy with where we are living right now. So happy for this view. So happy for our neighbors. And SO happy for no mold. And the reason the picture is a little cloudy is because it is raining off and on today. I honestly can’t remember the last time it rained. It didn’t even rain when Hurricane Ike hit.
We have a very busy week ahead of us. I am so excited. Kyrie’s first birthday is on Saturday. I was sewing some items to sell, but I have put a hold on that while we focus on Kyrie’s birthday this week. We have our weekly visit by our friends on Thursday afternoon, an overnight stay by my college roommate (I haven’t seen her since before I was pregnant with Kyrie) on Thursday night, Mark’s dad on Friday night and Saturday day, my parents on Saturday evening and night, and Kyrie’s party! Sounds like fun!