Today was a terrible day.
I imagine that some people reading this blog look at my life and think it seems charmed and lovely and idyllic, as I am guilty of having done about other people's blogs. Of course, we don't need another post by another blogger belaboring the point that this is not the case, my life is ordinary, and on and on.
Mostly, my life is pretty lovely. I'm blessed. (And I'm also naturally optimistic.)
But my kids do fight, and I do struggle with handling that in the best way. My husband is unemployed and we don't know where money for bills, much less any "extras", will come from. My biblical school teacher commented last week that unemployment changes you, and she's right. It does. I hope it changes us for the better. I do experience conflicts and disappointments and pain and heartaches. My life is not any better or worse than any of yours.
I rarely, rarely share links here (besides to patterns or supplies), but I have two tonight that I really must share and I hope very much that you will click through to them.
I don't think I could have survived our NICU stay this summer without an image of little Uly playing in the river with his daddy. For two years, he has been one of my greatest inspirations. I hope he will inspire you, too.
Wouldn't it be a beautiful thing to carve out time for the small, concrete pleasures that bring real joy as compared to the instant gratification -- and yet loneliness -- of a life lived online? I think so.