Becoming Kindred Blog

Delights in the Day

We don't live in Paradise. That town is actually about 15 or so minutes up the road across the river. In the last week and a half, I have felt completely irritated, completely lonely, completely uninspired and unmotivated. I have spoken harshly to the girls and Dan. Sometimes, I have apologized and asked forgiveness...other times to my shame, I have not. I have let myself become overwhelmed with trivial details. My eyes burned as we talked to my mom at a family gathering on Skype and Aneliese sat silently with a forlorn look that expressed the missing I was feeling. They are burning now differently because a skunk visited, Molly got sprayed, and the scent is still lingering. But as always, I have a choice. I can choose to stay in that place of defeat or I can choose to keep moving forward. And so these are some of the things that I have found delight in. [caption id="attachment_999" align="alignright" width="224" caption="6:45 am and the girls are already on the trampoline. (Sitting like this before I came out)"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1002" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Our new play place...a boat play ground."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1001" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Our meals may be random right now, but the walnuts were part of a going away gift of love from a dear friend"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1004" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Creamy goodness."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1003" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Daddy and daughter working on our happy little hen house."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1000" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Pals"][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1005" align="alignright" width="224" caption="Watching my husband doing something that he loves."][/caption]

[caption id="attachment_1006" align="alignright" width="224" caption="A man who loves his girls so tenderly."][/caption]