i like the tradition of "grateful friday" that you see on so many blogs. my friend miri's is always so inspiring... as is her entire blog. i got the idea after a long week, with all three of us... me and the kids, sick. while you are in the middle of it, these weeks are never fun. i had a moment though, where i stopped my struggle to just get through the day, and suddenly realized how grateful i am. i am so lucky to have these lovely people to spend my days with, even when they are sick. they challenge me every single day... but they also make me laugh... every single day. what more can you ask for? the promise of a laugh, guaranteed each day! also the promise of "mommy"... "yes?"... "i love you!" called out from the next room. for no reason. every single day. so maybe a look back each week will help me a little bit in with that "unsettled" feeling i wrote about earlier.
so this week, i am grateful for little children who still see spring with fresh eyes. who pick flowers for you, and truly see it as a gift that you would then put those flowers in a special little vase in a place of honor.
i am also grateful, in a week full of runny noses and upset tummies for unexpected moments like these... walking in and finding her asleep on the couch. nap?! she never takes those, but boy did she need it (and me too).
and i am grateful that being sick, made us all slow down. i like that as home schoolers we don't feel the need to "be" anywhere. also that it forced me to sit down and be still and remember how much i like to make bunnies.
i hope you had some lovely moments this week too. i am sooo grateful for my artist/blogging friends who wrote me such nice comments on my earlier posts! how lucky i am.
i am glad to see all the entries so far in the giveaway below. keep them coming! it is such a special little gift being offered. some more etsy favorites tomorrow as well.