Small Graces

During the last week or so I've taken a bit of a break from Joyfully Weary. I'm not exactly sure why but I've been feeling extra tired lately and one of the things I've learned, in the last couple of years, is to listen to my body. I've been making sure I've been getting eight (or sometimes more) hours of sleep at night and I've made it a point not to set too many goals for myself. Getting plenty of rest and not being anxious about unfinished plans has meant that even though I've been tired, I've still been able to enjoy my family. Which is so much better than taking my stress out on them. I was bit of slow learner but I'm thankful that the Lord has taught me this lesson - hoping I can remember it in the future too. 

Here a few things that have blessed my heart the last couple of weeks...

Kids' art projects shining through a sunny window. 

For some reason while picking up some produce, I was overwhelmed with how blessed I am to live in America (at this time), where there is such an abundance of good food. Not only can I choose from multiple types of produce but I can also debate between whether or not to buy organic. It's not something I think about everyday, but it's a huge blessing nonetheless. 

Last Saturday Jeremy and Little Lady attended a Daddy Daughter Dance. Little Lady was so excited; she renamed it the "Daddy Ball." Both her and Jeremy had a fabulous time and Little Lady has talked nonstop about it ever since. 

a picture from jeremy's i-phone

Jeremy and I have been sticking with our T25 workouts. We've both lost a couple inches, which is great. We are also feeling a bit stronger. I personally am enjoy getting to do something active with him; our children have also decided to join the fun. 

the kids use cans for there weights. can also just say that i'm am so thankful for that man's smile - hot! :) 

We had a couple blissful days, that almost felt almost like Spring. We even got out our umbrellas!

Unfortunately, it didn't last and the cold has returned. We're tried to make the most of it by going skating a couple more times. The kids are starting to get the hang of it - Little Lady is pretty sure she's a figure skater now! :) 

post skating hot chocolate smile

We are all ready for some warmer weather though, the kids stumbled upon there swimsuits last week and begged to put them on. 

Thanks to a partnership that Jeremy's work has with a local hotel we decided to actually put them use. The windchill was below -9° but the pool room was very warm. 

A weekly reflection 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...
they are a reminder to the heart there is more to this life than meets they eye...
He is in the small graces, the little moments when the miracles come...

small graces pointing me to the larger one...
little glimpses of the kingdom come

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