Daily Disciplines: Day Thirty

Working with our youth at church is basically the third greatest privilege I have in life.* Youth might not be your group, but please, find a way to invest in another generation. Maybe you’ll invest your money into an organization, or your skills and talents, or maybe you’ll open your home, or maybe you’ll pray…hey, you might do all that and more! Pour yourself out into others, amazing things can happen.)

[*Note: First greatest privilege I have is being Adam’s wife. Second is being the mother to Cookie and all future Cookies.]

[This little shelf will be repurposed for Casa de Cook’s future resident, but for now it’s housing pictures that bring us joy. A house without photos is not a home.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Twenty Eight

Don’t take for granted the people and things you have in your life. To keep it in perspective I’ll sometimes try to imagine what my life would be like WITHOUT those people and things I’m blessed with currently. It’s tough to confront the reality that those things could be gone, but I think it’s part of emotional growth. Mr. Marbles won’t always be here to cuddle and I need to be reminded of that reality when I’m frustrated with him… Your kids grow up in a flash, enjoy them while you have them… I just want to keep it in perspective…
[Marbles almost never looks like the sweet cuddle bug he truly is, so I laughed when he was kinda giving the camera the side eye.]

Daily Disciplines: Day Twenty Three

Lazy day at home with the three coolest people I could think of: Cook Adam, Mr. Marbles and Cookie of course! Tomorrow will be more productive, so maybe I’ll post something even if it’s a Sunday.
[I would have a cute belly picture to celebrate 18 weeks, but an obligatory snow photo happened instead. That hump in the snow on the left hand side is our recyclable’s can buried out on our back deck!]