Friday, September 30, 2022
Thursday, September 29, 2022
Where do I store the memory?
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Monday, September 26, 2022
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Saturday, September 24, 2022
Friday, September 23, 2022
First day of fall
What we want for our children
This is what I feel right now ...
... I feel God needed to wake me up. The anxiety/panic attacks I dealt with for only a few days really hit me HARD, and I realized I was coasting and on a path I couldn't keep up with. Thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to regroup and RELEASE.
Thursday, September 22, 2022
That is my current word. I suppose I should have a "word of the year." It's already nearly October. But either way, this is what I am working on doing from this month onward.
RELEASING ... the things that I don't NEED to be worried about. The things that do not truly, matter in the temporal world we live in now.
Only God, our Creator, can truly give our life purpose.
What do people do who do not have JESUS?
I am working on SELF-CARE. I am taking the time to:
- Do a 10 minute app each morning and evening reminding me to benevolently detach from things outside my control and give them to Jesus.
- Be outside in the morning and evening as often as I can and just BE. Sing a song. Sit on the swing. Lay in the grass. Swing in my hammock. Enjoy this beautiful world God gave me.
- Do a BSF Bible Study. I've never done BSF. I purposefully chose a group of 20 women who are not the same color or age as me. They are so diverse and from all over the USA. I hope to learn and grow with them via zoom every Thursday.
- Eat well. (Trying!)
- Skip things so that I can REST.
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
This is Hannah trying to fix a hole in her brother’s shirt before co-op Monday morning. She ended up not liking the result, but she tried. It was so sweet to see her trying to sew her brother’s shirt while he sat there without a shirt on, waiting for her to give it a try.
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Dog sitting (briefly)
Today was a busy day. But it was a good day. I have been feeling so much better emotionally, am really focusing on my relationship with Christ and the beauty of the world, and remembering that life is messy.
Friday, September 16, 2022
Lately, the amount of things I have to do with my kids feels SO big. We have tried to create a slow and simple life. But children, by nature, are not simple. And they are definitely not slow. I'm trying to remember this. Constantly. Life has been tough for me lately. I'm doing really well, but definitely not completely myself depression/anxiety-wise. And every little thing my kids do and need to do feels like a TON of stuff.
Thursday, September 15, 2022
Baptism (and 9th birthday)
Our Hannah Joy Pomegranate turned 9 years old on September 4, 2022. On her birthday, John baptized her in Seymour Lake in Vermont. We thought this was just a perfect "thing." Lake Seymour is so special to us, and we really thought being there on Hannah's birthday was just perfect.
Hannah continues to THRIVE in life. She is the best team player. She gets excited about nearly anything you can come up with. However, John did tease her when they were going out to Colorado together. He told her he had some "fun" activities for them to do in Colorado. What he really had was White Water Rafting and Horse Back Riding. What he told Hannah he had was a "Rock-Counting-Contest" and an opportunity to watch a Chess Tournament (where they couldn't really see what was happening, but it would be fun to be there nonetheless.) Hannah really tried to be a good sport about these things, but John said it was quite obvious, we had pushed her a bit past a reasonable "Team Player" allowance.
She is wicked smart. She is a good writer. She's creative. She likes sewing, and really enjoys cooking with JB and baking on her own. In fact, some days, at the house, she will simply say: "I really need to bake something." Genevieve is her best friend (although she gets along great with Eoin too.) She is a little bit messy, likes ballet, and is enjoying her co-op classes this year (Botany, Theater, STEAM, and Knitting Club.)
I adore this child. I am so glad God gave her to us. She is silly, spunky, spirited, sweet, independent, and not afraid of most things.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
He’s becoming Elijah
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Laughter from the Pomegranate
Man, I cannot BELIEVE how many days go by between Blog posts for me. I truly feel I was better at it when the kids were little. I think a lot of that is due to the fact that when kids are older, issues are BIGGER. However, there are still some funny things I think I can share.
Like last night. Hannah (age 9) decided to drink water non-stop while using the bathroom to see if she would pee non-stop. She is completely full of herself and SO much fun.
I often wish I could capture her personality in words. It's hard to do. She is so full of life. So fun. So BIG. Such a spit-fire. Starting to really pop back with the talking back lately too. But this picture captures why she just makes us LAUGH!