3 Simple Joys
K, it’s been insanely too long and Christine has been reprimanding me on a weekly basis about not blogging so, here goes…..
Just to get back into the swing of things, I’m going to post my 3 simple joys as of late.
1. Naming our sweet girl
Although at times I want to pull my crazy, humidity-infused hair out, it really is a joy to think upon the name of our second baby. *oh yeah, psst, we’re pregnant and 20 weeks along at that. Told you it’s been insanely too long*
But, seriously, when I really think about it, it is such an honor and joy to have the task of finding that name that fits your little one to a T. As that baby grows and kicks and wiggles inside me, I get to learn more and more about her personality and (in this case already) her spunk.
My inner dialogue “First name could be this, middle name would be that….no, but if the first name is shortened to this then that middle name wouldn’t sound good. Oh, crap, that would give her initials that would surely lead to playground teasing. Start again.” So maybe it’s not a simple joy lately but it is a joy. :) Her name will come in time and Jon and I can already tell the Lord is leading us in a great direction.
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2. Staying At Home
I know it is rare for a woman to be able to stay at home and we are so blessed that I am able to stay home with Jack. (Thank you sweet Jon!) Although I long to get out a little more and I really hope to have my own sewing business in the future (from home), this time is so precious and I want to strive to be the best stay at home mommy I can be. Prayers are needed for sure on how exactly I do that as I have yet to find a training manual. ;-)
3. Sew Thankful
Another thing that brings me joy is my sewing machine. I’ve had it for a year and a half now and I’ve learned a lot! I’ve also ripped out a ton of seams and said a few bad words here and there. Oops. But, I’m just very thankful for the creative escape and also the occasional ability to make some extra money for our family and/or barter for friend’s services/goods. I hope to learn more and more and to contribute what I can to the crafting world. (Oh, and bear with me as I put in a shameless plug for my entry in a contest – voting ends this Sat (6/5): Vote for me here)
Anyway, those are my 3 simple joys (sometimes not so simple) but joys none the less. Nothing tops these boys though. ;-) Much love! J + B + j + bg (baby girl)