One week old this afternoon....
Life has slowed way down to a nicer speed, really. My pace had been much too rushed in the past.... this slowing down is so nice.
We are experiencing so much love with our new blessing. This is at times mixed with feelings of being overwhelmed and wondering how we are going to get all of our to-do list done before winter.
The children need us now, not tomorrow. Thomas needs to get to theater rehearsal, Abby to ballet, the boys to band practice... Emily needs to be held, Abraham needs to be read to. These things cannot wait. The barn can wait. The peeling paint can wait. The children cannot. This is our job right now.
I love this saying - "Just Do the Next Thing". That is what I am doing now... the next thing. What matters most. What must be done. And as I sit and nurse Emily my joy overflows and for the moment the rest fades away.