Rumbling thunder and silent, blinking lightning have been the backdrop of today’s simple events. Chad made delicious blueberry muffins for breakfast, we watched Marley and Me to remind us why we have a big dog, I did a few loads of laundry and Joey made it home for lunch.
Life is rushing ahead of me, and frustration comes much too quickly when I’m sleep deprived. The days seem so long, yet so short. Finn has doubled his milk intake over the past week. We’re thankful he’s eating well, but it’s challenging to keep up with his demand. He’s consuming more and sleeping less. Jersey’s perpetual rainy-day-muddy-paws are exhausting, and the monotony of feeding, burping, pumping, changing, shushing and putting to bed can be unnerving.
It’s one of those days when the weather reminds me to slow down.
To hold Finn closely and drink in his sweet smell. To remind friends and family I love them. To sing “happy birthday” in a goofy voice to one of my dearest friends, Jane Ann. To scratch Jersey behind the ears. To read instead of watch TV. And to let my Prince give me a long hug.
I’m challenged to “do everything without complaining” and to be thankful…thankful for rain that nourishes the ground and quiets my anxious heart.