Some days are just harder than others and I woke up this morning sad. The lack of sleep seems to catch up with me about once a week and I am too tired to NOT be sad. And I think subconsciously the change of the weather and turning of the leaves, although beautiful and welcomed, reminds me of our enormous loss and the fact that the 2 year anniversary is just a month away. But I went about the day and started to perk up, enjoying time with my family. Then as we were riding to lunch I just got a feeling that I needed to read my Jesus Calling devotion today and within the body of that devotion was this sentence..."Instead of regretting or resenting the way things are, thank me in all circumstances. Trust me and don't be fearful; thank Me and rest in My sovereignty." I needed to read that today and I thought one of you might, too.
Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18
And let's be honest, even on our rough days, it's pretty easy for us to be thankful when we look into Knox's precious face.
On October 1st we busted out the boys glow in the dark skeleton pj's. My sister Caroline mailed Knox his so he could match his big brother. Parrish had a lot of fun that night watching himself glow under the covers.
I pinned a cute Martha Stewart idea for decorating your front porch with hanging bats on Pinterest a while ago and we decided to do ours this weekend. You can find the template here. We just traced and cut ours from black poster board.
The rustic pumpkin is the latest in our Olivia Charles Antiques line and can be purchased at our booth at the Mt Laurel Fall Festival THIS Saturday, October 13th! We'll have some on stakes for your planters and some to hang on your front doors or fences. These are so precious and will take you all the way through Thanksgiving! The festival is going to be a lot of fun...complete with a petting zoo for the kids!
Also last week I chaperoned Parrish's class on their 1st field trip. We went to the Birmingham Zoo and he was very excited to ride the school bus with his friends.
They can't go very long without having Knox in their arms, and I can't say I blame them. They'll drive up and stay for 2 or 3 hours all the way from Andalusia and then turn around and go right back home. If that's not love I don't know what is! :)
And speaking of my new little love...he is waking up from his nap and needing his mama...