With nowhere to rush off to today, we’re letting the little kids have a slow morning of playing.
I think it’s important to note that the photo above is completely unstaged.
We sometimes wonder that when everyone’s pictures seem to express more joy than what can be found within our own homes at the given moment, don’t we?
Let me assure you, while all four of my children do interact together happily 95% of the time, the shutter just so happened to click at a magical moment here.
The way these two play so close together and happily makes my heart burst with joy. They are truly best friends.
My parents drove up earlier this week and dropped off a tote of gifts in our garage for the kids and us, as well as a CD player for the whole family. We talked in the driveway while they sat in their truck with their windows rolled almost all the way up. Oh, how I wanted to fling the door open and hug them tightly.
It’s ironic to me how socially distancing and physically separating is the greatest act of love that we can express right now.
Anyway, I’d been looking for a CD player for some time for the kids to listen to audiobooks on (if you saw on Facebook back at Christmas I was asking for opinions on the Jonathan Park audio CDs, but we opted for the monthly subscription of the digital format for now and my kids ADORE it). I also want to be able to play the Zach Williams music CD that my husband thoughtfully bought me. We have an “Alexa” and stream music each day (even that same album) but the sound quality of a CD is just so much clearer. I imagine vinyl would be even better and I have hopes of buying this record player at some point.
Other highlights this week: We celebrated Mr. Awesome’s 40th birthday, played a lot of toys and games with the kids, kept up with schooling, and watched a dozen episodes of Arrow on Netflix after the kids were in bed.
Lord, THANK YOU for the unhurried moments that this season is bringing. There is so much grief around coronavirus, feelings of having freedom stripped away, etc. and yet, even in this, I can see that you are shaping me to appreciate the little things just a little bit more. I am grateful.