I’m sharing this video for several reasons. One: Because it’s awesome. Two: I want to educate people on natural birth. Women were created to do this! (Not just this, but you know what I mean). I want people to know that even though it’s hard, and even though it can hurt, women CAN do this! Carry on!
I have several projects that I would love to get done. Material waiting to be cut, cut out pants waiting to be sewn, felt waiting to become functional and decorative, yarn waiting to be knitted, patterns waiting to be followed, pictures waiting to be captioned and placed, letters waiting to be written, decorations waiting to Carry on!
Thankful for friends who don’t care if you’re unkempt and crazy eyed. They come into the bathroom where you’re dealing with a screaming sling baby and another toddler wet pants accident and rescue you from the ear splitting shrieks. Thankful for friends who are gracious and welcoming. They invite you and your brood over and Carry on!
So grateful my middle girl got baptized yesterday. She’s six. She committed her life to God last March 22. In the Bible, people came to the Lord and were baptized that same day. We don’t really do that in our church culture so she had to wait. It was a very long wait. Yesterday the Carry on!
I am thankful for deep breathing. I don’t always remember to use it, but pausing, three ddddddeeeeeep breaths breaks the stress cycle. Try it. Last night, Kevin and I got into a fight over…wait for it…boric acid. Actually the fight was because as usual, two pride filled sinners misplaced their expectations and got defensive. But Carry on!
I am grateful for learning new. I have started a new Bible reading plan and am reading in Genesis. I have read it a few times before and yet…am still learning new things. I started knitting a few years ago and have made my share of duddy projects, and made a few winners too; or Carry on!
I am thankful for my friends. I am thankful for women who understand me, who laugh with me, who hug me when I cry. I am thankful for my Crunchy Mamas and my book club and my ballet buddies and my card club.I am thankful for past home groups and MOMS group and MOPS. I Carry on!
I am grateful for child training. Laundry at my house–I start it usually with a four or two year old helper. Depending on what’s in the load, I hang up the things that can’t or don’t go in the dryer. In the summer, we hang everything on the clothesline, but in the winter I use Carry on!
I am thankful we were able to go up to Chicago for an overnight stay. The three hour drive up was not too bad even though Elivette is decidedly not fond of the car. We hung out at my brother and SIL’s until bedtime. My sister and one of her children were able to fly Carry on!
I am thankful for change. This morning getting everyone ready for church, by myself, plus we were leaving from church to spend the night in Chicago, so also getting every one’s busy bags packed and last minute paraphernalia plus trying to pick up so we don’t arrive home to toy bins overturned and congealed porridge Carry on!