A nice crisp morning walk is one of my daily blessings. I really feel bereft when I’m unable to indulge in one as a result of sickness or a late night induced sleep in. One of the reasons I enjoy my walks is that I love observing and taking in the beauty or quirkiness of…
What spoils the pleasures of life is our hunger to get out of them more than they can deliver.
- Derek Kidner
If you're like me, you wake up everyday with the most amazing intentions for the relationships in your life. Maybe it's the crisp morning air, or the birds singing in the tree, but every morning I think to myself, 'I will be very patient with my husband today'. As I head out for my morning walk before the kids stir, I smile contentedly to myself and think how precious they are and how I'll give them all the quality time they deserve. I say to myself, 'I might even collaborate on an art project with the girls today'.
How are you going today? Has this week been good for you or has it been an up and down and all over the place kind of week? If it's a hard time for you this picture is dedicated to you. I snapped this shot today and loved the light at the end of the walkway. Kind of like the light at the end of the tunnel. If we keep walking, we'll eventually get to the light.
- When progress is slow - Don't despair, remember that one step ahead is progress. Just keep walking.
- When progress is fast- Don't get anxious about your ability to keep up this pace. Just enjoy today's progress and keep walking.
Not every woman wants to have children. There are so many reasons why people would choose not to be parents, and I understand them one hundred percent. Upon deciding to grow their family, parents literally give everything they are and own to raise a healthy and thriving family. While we acknowledge the dads, it is hardly disputed that the mother's sacrifice is a very personal and physical one, for which she has physical scars as faithful and ever present witnesses.