Thursday, October 08, 2015

Pausing in the Moment

Psalms 118:24  This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Oh, the sweetness of the days we have had at home. After Ruby's first treatment we had three days with just the five of us, and in this round we had a few as well. It's amazing how just a few days can have such a big impact!
While Lehr and I are trying to be very intentional about our time with the older kids, and as a whole family when we have the chance now, we are also keeping things as low key and 'normal' as possible. And God keeps reminding me that He will use those opportunities to recharge our family.
During one family dinner last week, Eli started folding his napkin into a neat square and then said something along the lines of, "Look, I'm Dad.", as he rubbed his arm in the same way Lehr does each night at the table. (Eli seriously nailed Lehr's mannerisms with the folding and was perfection.) Maddux and I burst out turned into a really fun family moment that we joked and laughed about for 5-10 minutes. In the midst of leukemia, in the middle of a school week, in the space of a typical dinner at home. (It even extended to the next night where Maddux did the same thing with another idiosyncrasy of Lehr's....the fun at his expense never stops!)
While we were home this week, the weather was 50% rain and 50% amazing. During the better half, I made sure to get Ruby outside to play in the garden. She loves loves loves to pick up the rocks, put them in the bucket, dump the bucket, repeat repeat. For a good 20 minutes she and I stayed outside, moving rocks around and just enjoying the moment.
Those kids remind me constantly to just enjoy the moment.

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