I have 10 pieces in my 'drafts' folder, all in various stages of becoming a blog post-- but, today, I just wanted to share some photos.
I woke up this morning with a cold; scratchy throat, headache, burning sensation behind my eyes, cough. I knew it would happen eventually, as Jude still is not consistently sleeping through the night & my body, like so many of us, has a tendency to make me sick once I'm at my exhaustion threshold. But, life must go on!
I wanted to share a few pictures of/from our home/our life over the last week or so. I won't be sharing photos of my children's faces, so there aren't many pictures of them despite their constant presence. It's important to me that I protect their privacy.
I feel beyond grateful for the space we have. That we can have chickens and look at all these beautiful trees-- for this tiny space to breathe.
I've been swimming 5-6 times a week before starting my day and it has had a profound impact on my mental health. Last Thursday, Adam came and swam with me and it was amazing. He is coming with me again tomorrow. I feel blessed to have a partner that I am not only passionately in love with, but also one that continues to grow alongside me.
Do I love the town we live in? Absolutely not. Are we the most wealthy? No, no, no. Our house isn't the biggest, nicest, or most modern (yes, I wash the dishes of our family of 6 by hand!) BUT WOW ARE WE BLESSED. I practice walking in gratitude as much as I can. I have time and the pleasure to make pies, to bake, to have a workspace to paint and play and craft.
I am sick, yes, because I'm a mother of an infant and have many sleepless nights. But! He is amazing. And I am his comfort and that is a great responsibility and a beautiful one at that-- so I deal. Because it all goes so fast. Soon, he will be too big to sleep in my arms. This life and it's seasons go by so fast.
I know this post is all over the place. But, that's my brain this last week. And that's motherhood. That's life with a family. Sometimes, we are scattered.
I am walking in scattered joy.
I am walking in scattered grace.