Staying at home: week 3

School term is done! The relief is real.

The week was a bit of a blur – ups and downs as usual, very busy, still exhausting. But tiny buds of green hope emerge as we all appear to be beginning to recover from the shock of all the changes…

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Rain

2nd April 2020

Lying down on my bed while the littlest has a nap and the older two watch some afternoon tv, I listen to the reassuring rain falling gently on our roof.

My senses are all heightened these days and the tapping of those raindrops soothes with its wonderfully familiarity.

There is something about the way those raindrops fill up the soundscape as I pause to listen, allowing my attention to be fully absorbed by it. Something about it just eases my mind a little. The constant worried chatter in my head is drowned out as I simply listen to the rain, and the birds and that lone plane.

It’s so nice to pause and listen and contemplate something else other than this virus and its never ending far reaching effects.

Staying at home: week 2

Wildflowers in our local bush track.

Hello! How are you all going out there? I trust that you are managing day to day to adjust to your variation of “the new normal”.

For us, overall, I’d say this week was a slight improvement on last week. Not a huge achievement as last week was pretty chaotic! For most of the week It seemed as though at least one member of the household was crying, tantrum-ing or silently cursing. Thankfully, there were definitely more moments of calm this week.

I thought I’d go with a summary of things that worked for us this week and things that didn’t.

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Staying at home: week 1

Art…there must always be art 😉

28th March 2020

On Tuesday we pulled our two eldest out of school. The bible college which my husband is studying at put a pause on lectures and classes while they scramble to organise online lectures for next week, and we commenced our social isolation along with most of the country, trying to stay at home as much as possible – the five of us – in our two bedroom home.

So, how has it been?

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Our third blessing

8th February 2019

Children are a blessing
    and a gift from the Lord.
Psalm 127:3

He has safely arrived – our third blessing.

Pure joy and blissful contentment has charge of my heart right now as our third little one rests snuggled on my chest – a delightfully warm, heavy bundle whose soft, round, downy head lays nestled against my cheek.

I am overwhelmed by the privilege it is to hold our peaceful and happy sleeping newborn. My heart is full of thankfulness.

Not my plans

23rd May 2018

All a persons’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the LORD. Proverbs 16:2

Commit to the LORD whatever you do and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3

In their hearts humans plan their course, the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9

Many are the plans in a persons heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21