Wednesday, February 23, 2011


I'm thinking about family... and how much more meaningful that unit of love and security seems after an important part of it is gone.

Taken at my Grandma's funeral Saturday (thanks Stacey!)
(And yes, mommy only packed snow boots for Noe... quite dashing don't ya think??)

I'm thinking about what a blessing it was for us to have two bonus days in Iowa after my Grandma's funeral. We were planning on coming home Sunday - but the weather didn't get the memo on that. We held off until Tuesday. It was a wise choice - and it provided us with some extra time with dear ones who we do not get to hang out with very often.

I'm thinking about all of the changes that have occurred in the past couple of weeks.

I'm thinking about that squeezy heart feeling that comes over me when I look at  my Jay and consider the 2 days of being 5 that he has left.

I'm thinking about ear infections, sore throats, and the stomach flu that seems to be chasing us everywhere we go this winter. - And thanking God for the reprieves we have had in between.

I'm thinking about tax refunds and wise financial decisions. Needs vs. wants.

I'm thinking about finishing the unpacking, cleaning process that I started last night.I wish thinking accomplished more.

I'm thinking about everything I need to do, want to do, wish I had time/energy/knowledge to do. And then sighing a little sigh and telling my (non-perfect) self to be content in this moment. To be present with my (non-perfect) boys, in my (non-perfect) house.

I'm thinking about how God knows the number of our days before we are even born. And how my Grandma would have been 90 years old today. 90.

I'm thinking about how hard it is to get back on schedule when you had a schedule, and then rescheduled, and then changed your schedule, have been out of state, aren't 100% sure what day it is, had to make a couple of doctor appointments and just hope you aren't forgetting anything incredibly important.


Anthony and Ashleys Mommy said...

look at that beautiful family of yours! Love your hair by the way!!

Katie@The Baby Factory said...

I love your posts.... :) And How he loves us....fits.perfectly :).
I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I love your blog, and the new layout...and the einstein quote....perfection!

Kristen said...

The family photo is beautiful!

I have been thinking a lot about the adjustment of moving into a world of raising two precious kids and how much more that seems to demand of me than it was with only one. I connected with your statement about wishing for more time, energy, and knowledge to do. But being grounded in the importance and value of being present and content in the moments. So true Wendi. So true.

Megan said...

Beautiful family! (Snow boots and all!) Your grandma is SO proud of you I am sure!

BARBIE said...

You have a beautiful family! I've been thinking about simplifying my so that I will have more time and energy to focus on what is truly important.

Amanda said... encouraging to know that i will one day be thinking again...and not just an emotional mush pile. :) love the pic of your gorgeous family...snow boots and all. love all the you friend!

The Sneaky Mommy said...

What a beautiful family picture! I love how God can orchestrate a snowstorm to be a blessing!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Being content in the moment....I pray for that every single day.

I was thinking about you all this past week. My grandpa passed away a week ago. Rejoicing with you that our grandparents are with Jesus!

Stacey said...

And what a lovely photo it is too!!! I really enjoyed the time I spent hanging out with you! A Sad reason to get together, but perhaps so long as we got together...Call again when you are back