Sunday, October 19, 2014

Morning Blessings

Stacia blesses our hearts in so many ways. 

The lessons we learned about joy during her pregnancy.

The lessons we learned about surrender and miracles during her pregnancy.

Her extroverted, bubbly personality is always a blessing.

She's the motivation behind my losing weight and trying to get healthy - so I can "be around to play with her preschool children."

Texts like this one from her, "Love you Mom  Your the best!" make my day!

Face it - most parents in their 50's aren't enjoying a "second chance" to atone for  parenting mistakes their adult children are pointing out. ::snort::

We are blessed by our baby.....and *I* am especially blessed.

You see Arielle is determined to grow up, graduate and go out on her own. That leaves me looking at a  household with three men and Stacia.  I think, if it weren't for Stacia, there would be WEEKS OF SILENCE in a house with just these men.....AND Stacia LOVES to go on errands with me, she loves to get up early for breakfast, she lives for adventures....I am blessed....

Note the basket from Ghana - praying for the Moores
Stacia set her alarm early to visit the Farmers Market with me again this Saturday. It was fun for us to see that vendors already remembered us.  We stocked up on all sorts of yumminess for the upcoming week of meals, we bought more pesticide free almonds for the freezer, we bought some Christmas gifts....and we even splurged on a bunch of flowers ($5).

We discovered (as we're both people-ers) that the pie man, jewelry lady, soap man and basket vendors are all Christians.

We had planned to buy samosas from the Indian vendor. He wasn't there.

We drove down Plumas Lake and settled on buying some yummy cupcakes at Cupcake Magic. Stephanie had surprised us with some when she and the kids came to visit this week.  They even have wonderful vegan cupcakes. I can only eat 1/2 at a time - a yummy treat.

THEN we spotted Café Olivetti and sat down for breakfast.  The food was good, the conversation was precious, the time was blessed. The waitress seemed a bit put out to have customers drag her from some morning TV show - but we didn't let her dampen our spirits. LOL

Stacia ordered a breakfast burrito because she remembered Cy had ordered one in San Francisco...this brought Josiah into our breakfast. We both commented how much Krista would enjoy this outing - and Krista was there with us. We laughed at how BreAnne would not like early morning adventures...and neither would dad or the boys - and they were with us.  Most of all - we were there - and Jesus was there - and I realized how much I want to grab these moments with our blessed little one.

Choosing Joy!
©2014 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Anonymous said...

So precious! I love it when we catch one-on-one moments with either parent:)
Bre D

Linda said...

What a great blog post! It brought a smile to my face this morning. :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful! l/p mom t.