I have been busy. I like being busy. Busy is good.
I was thinking the other day as I was printing and cutting and folding and stapling. I was thinking of when I was pregnant with Hannah and all of the activities that had then filled my days. Bobby and I would do the usual morning routine, errands, snacktime, lunch and down for a nap. Once a week Gymboree. The afternoon was spent playing together and cooking dinner. Sometimes doing laundry or sweeping or dusting. His naptime had become my naptime. Life was monotonous. Life was good. I love routines and habits and plans.
Then I began to think about life now. How little has changed. How much has changed. Besides the internal changes in me, my outlook, my faith, my love and compassion, our morning and afternoon routines are exactly the same.
It's naptime that's different.
I spend those two and a half hours everyday with my daughter.
I make things for her memory boxes. I work on the Anchored by Hope website. I frantically e-mail Kristie lists and questions. I receive frantic e-mails in return. I craft and create. I meditate. I worship. I love.
I am full.
She has filled me up with such wonderful blessings. She has given me a purpose. She has essentially "woken me up" from naptime.
(I know you all have been praying for me as well. I have felt it. I posted about our Doctor visit for those who would like to read it.)
And speaking of naptime, look at the beautiful pillow and blanket Kristie made for Hannah.....