Hey Friends, I think it's time for another coffee date!
Yikes... I did not intend to be so serious today! This is probably the point in our coffee date in which you think of some urgent other business you need to attend to. Let's lighten the mood a little with my latest favorite photo of Mister Abel.
I love his chubby little wrists! Abel is such a bright-eyed little fellow. He's so interested in everything! It's much easier to get good photos before they start crawling and walking and running and jumping! Or before this is the face they make when you say, "Say Cheese!" It cracks me up though. She is literally saying "Cheeeeese!"
My kids are the greatest blessing of my life, but they sure make things more complicated too! Sometimes I worry that I'm letting these precious days slip by unappreciated. I get caught up in the day to day details of everyday life and miss the gift of their presence. Also, lately I've been second guessing my parenting techniques... If I can even say that I have techniques! It's strange that our instinct to help our children can backfire if we help too much, and they never learn how to struggle and fail and persevere and finally, hopefully, experience the pride of having succeeded on their own.
Hmm, I didn't succeed in lightening the mood very much, Did I?
I think I need: More sleep. More yoga. More prayer. More coffee. And more coffee dates.
Until next time!