Sunday, April 7, 2013

Simple things that bring great joy

There are many simple things in my life that bring great joy.  There were a few things today that just made my soul light.  Here's a little glimpse into our day:

We started our morning today snuggled under the covers, listening to the rain beat down on the roof. It's so lovely to listen to the storm outside, feeling safe, secure, and perfectly content indoors.  We have a vaulted ceiling in the living room, so we can really hear the rain when the bedroom door is open or if we come out to the couch.

During breakfast we sat and read our Bibles together.  I have to brag on my husband because he has really taken spiritual leadership to heart.  He sets such a wonderful example to me with his consistent faithfulness to studying and meditating on Scripture.  Today we sat and ate breakfast together, then spent some quality time reading and discussing what we'd read.  It's a treat for me to be able to look up from the verses we're both reading and ask questions and hear him share his wisdom.  I've grown so much in my faith and my understanding of Scripture since we've been married!

Later we went to church, followed by a wonderful visit with family.  Now we're back, snug in our house, my husband helping me with a craft project (re-upholstering a chair cushion) that had me stuck and almost in tears.  He very gently led me away and quietly took over.  It's almost done (we ran out of tacks) and it looks amazing and I'm able to relax and let him help me.  

Soon it will be time to put on jammies and snuggle up with hot tea and cocoa and watch a movie my sister lent us, while listening to the steady and uncharacteristically heavy rains fall outside.  We might even have one last fire for the season. 

I love our home and building it and nesting in it with my wonderfully loving husband and crazy pup.  

Speaking of Charlie, he's not so subtly requesting my assistance in procuring his ball which has rolled under the chair.  Guess I should be going.  Happy Sunday! 

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