I dont remember the last time a Wednesday was this satisfying.
I woke up feeling rested today for the first time in a really, really long time. Funny too, because I didn’t sleep very well. I got out of bed, pressed the hubs’ clothes, grumbled briefly about my leaky iron, and had a minute to chat with the hubs before he had to head out. He gave me the most sincere compliment before he left. He told me he was grateful for me, saying, “You know, not everyone is as commited as you are.” Doesnt sound like your typical touchy feel-y husband compliment, but it was really the best thing he could have said to me today. I’ve always been told I’m a flake or have no follow through. I’m confident that my “job”in my home is the one thing I have successfully adhered to, but it felt sooo good to hear my husband put it to me that way. I shooed him out the door around 7:00am, and sat with my older two kiddos for a bit while they ate some breakfast. I made some really tasty chocolate chocolate chip muffins last night, and the kids enjoyed those with some chocolate milk this morning. My menu has been a bit altered this week, but still managed to make everything I made with what I had on hand, and that’s my only goal, really.
I had some hot tea, and enjoyed a phone call from a friend of mine. It felt really good to talk to her, and I so appreciated her taking time to give me a ring.
I managed to get the kids through the majority of their schooling today, and was pleasantly surprised when my son brought down a short story he had written. I was really impressed with his writing, and feel like things are really clicking in that area. It’s a tough subject for him, but after such a successful week writing, he stated today that he wants to be a writer when he grows up. “One that the New York Times talks about.” he explained. Love that boy. His dreams are so big.
Got all my dinner food prep done before lunch time, and it paid off. Dinner was so tasty tonight! I boiled down the chicken I was going to use for buffalo chicken pizza, and decided to serve it shredded in a chicken gravy over pilaf. I paired it with some sauteed spinach and homemade bread. The hubs was so happy. He doesnt usually eat my sauteed spinach, but he had THREE servings of it tonight. After dinner, hubs and I had a really sweet conversation that made both of us tear up. Funny how there are days when you just realize how important you are to one-another. I really am so blessed to have such a great man who actively strives to be godly.
Hubs loaded us all up in the car and treated us all to a wendy’s frosty for dessert which we ate at the little “park” in our complex. The kids then showered up, and got ready for bed. As I walked upstairs to take my shower, I spotted Gavin reading “Frog and Toad” to the girls. He saw me and said, “I thought I’d make some time to read the girls a bedtime story mom.” They were so grateful to have a moment with him. He’s very easily irritated by his sisters these days, and as a mama, I need to see these kinds of moments.
God revealed some really encouraging things to me today, and I’d appreciate your prayers as I sift through everything He has said to me. I suspect that a ministry I’ve been working on for years is getting ready to move forward. I’d appreciate prayers for wisdom, discernment, and a quiet spirit. I tend to get too excited and then I cant hear a thing He is telling me.
Finished up my evening by tidying up the kitchen and dining areas, and cleaning my stove top, inside and out. Love the feeling of cooking on a really clean stove. I’m gonna pull the rest of the frozen cinnamon rolls out tonight so that they can be baked and sent with the hubs in the morning for a few of his co-workers that might enjoy a little treat. We’ll make sure that four of them stay here with us, of course.
Hubs and I will head to bed soon in order to prepare for another day. A day the Lord has made.