Small Graces

This post is part of weekly series inspired in part by Bob Bennett's song "Small Graces".

these are the small graces,
little moments when the miracles come...
small graces leading me to the larger one...

sometimes they slip by without notice
sometimes they are very hard to see
other times it's very clear when they are happening to me

This past week was a good one. Lots of fun family time including some sweet one-on-one time with each of my kiddos. The weather has taken a bit of a nasty turn but we were lucky enough to kick off the week by making the most out of Autumn.  

leaf fights

hotdogs and s-mores 

Little Lady is currently going through a stage where she wants to be exactly like me. She follows me around a lot during the day copying whatever I'm doing. She also likes our outfits to match and loves to try on my jewelry and clothes.

Jeremy and I took Big Buddy out for a date day. We frequently split up and have one-on-one time with the kids but it's rare that we both do something with just one child. Big Buddy ate up all the attention. We marveled together over the amazing blessing/privilege it is to get to call him ours. 

sharing a chocolate cake shake

Mini Man, the most social of our kids, is pretty skilled at getting individual attention. He has a knack for finding times when the other kids are busy/distracted and then asking us for some book or cuddle time. When all else fails he tends to wake up in the middle of the night and crawl in to bed with us.

One of my favorite things about all my kids is their quirky sense of imagination. There is almost always some sort of pretend play happening at our house.

"i'm gandalf." 

These dark chocolate peppermint cookies have brought me a ridiculous amount of joy this week - seriously, sugar/chocolate probably shouldn't make someone this happy. 

Last thing, Jeremy has been spending a lot of his evenings and weekends doing side work. He does it with joy. There have been some very late nights and some very tried mornings but he's never uttered a single complaint. In fact when I've tried to offer sympathy he laughs it off and says he enjoys getting to create/use his hands. It is such blessing to be married to a man who loves to work and who enjoys providing for his family. 

"these are the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come...
they are a reminder to the heart there is more to life than meets the eye...
He is in the small graces....
small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come..."

Linking up at Inspiration Mondays.

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