130. Catcher’s beautiful hands. There is something soulful about his eyes and his hands. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in a child.
131. Olly’s successful move to the big boys room for night-time. It’s achy to me…but a success nonetheless.
132. a meal plan that frees up my time during the week
133. running through the end of the day instead of into the end of the day
134. patience this week
135. how good running has felt and seeing improvement
136. incredible weather and glimpses of thankfulness for this sandbar
137. house plans
139. a clean kitchen at the end of the night
140. my man at home every night
141. the way Tee leans on my shoulder as I read to him, as if he intends to lean there forever.
142. the overwhelming joy as I walked into the boy’s room tonight and looked around. how did I get here? is this really my life?
143. more “day blue” at the end of the day
144. listening to them ask for forgiveness from each other
145. “I forgive you”
146. “I love you”
147. “I want to be a kind boy”
148. “good job bud”
149. brothers encouraging one another
150. how Olly fits right in
151. a recently rearranged living room gives more space for train track laying
152. the quacking duck ring assigned to a certain friend bringing a smile every time it quacks
153. camping at the cross
154. praying together
155. quick reminders, when I stub my toe on yet another toy car, that these toy cars all around me are placed there by great gifts
156. a handwritten letter
157. running like I was 8 years old again
159. “mommy, hold me”
160. “I’ll just stay here with you”
161. (with a shy smile) “I obeyed”
162. my children’s quick reminders when I am being unkind in my words and tone
163. Thom’s short drive to work
164. Tee asks everyday if it is Saturday yet. He tells us Daddy stays home on Saturdays.
165. Sons who want their Daddy home all the time
166. Sons who light up when Daddy walks through the door
167. The daddy Thom is
168. and the husband
169. and the friend
170. having the desire to want to want to