grateful friday...




this week, looking back, i am grateful that my children are learning to love and appreciate the things that have important meaning to me. so much of my creativity i did not discover until i had them, and i am glad i can give them something back.




i am grateful for a little boy who talks all day long... let me repeat that all... day... long! while i can not always give him my full attention, nor could i even follow all the stories he weaves without stopping (his favorite phrase is "and plus")... i am grateful that he wants me to hear them. i asked him once if he ever got tired of spending so much time together, and he looked at me in utter amazement and said so sincerely "but how could i get tired of you... you're my mom?" i know that won't last forever, and i need to remind myself to stop and listen to these stories more often. before he stops telling them to me (hopefully never).





i am grateful that i finally started to paint my house! i have been putting it off so long, and even though my husband told me i was crazy for starting at 9 o'clock at night... i am so happy how it turned out! this is a corner of the children's playroom... i will probably paint the bottom white, but for now i am happy wit the new shade of blue/grey at the top. on to the kitchen, and bathroom, and living room... and hallway... oh, dear... small steps. happy friday!

5 comments:

Helena said...

"but how could i get tired of you... you're my mom?"

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Awww... that's so wonderful!!

DEK said...

The Blue looks wonderful!! I know it will affect everyones state of mind!

Cary Walker said...

helena... it was wonderful. we just started homeschooling this year, and every time i begin to wonder of it is the right thing i remind myself of what he said.

debby... thanks... i hope so! it is so much brighter in there. i can't wait to do more rooms... once my back feels better. thanks for the caterpillars too. they were a fun surprise!

Laura said...

Is our Sidney needle felting? It is beautiful. Of course they are both beautiful too.

kristin said...

it is such a priviledge to be able to spend great amounts of time with our children...then we don't risk missing out on the little things :) they are both so sweet!

i do some of my best work after nine pm, so I sure don't see anything crazy about painting in the wee hours