Thursday, August 19, 2010

Bigger Picture Moment: A Joyous Moment

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Bigger Picture Moment

I really didn't have a Bigger Picture Moment this week and I thought I'd have to keep looking for inspiration and hopefully have something to share next week. But to my glorious surprise, today happened.


The heat and humidity bring out my inner introvert. I'm really only outgoing and independent when I have to be. Most often I would choose to curl up with a Jane Austen book I've read dozens of times instead of being out hobnobbing with others.

Unfortunately for my children, when the inner introvert rears it's shy face they become house-bound, spending yet another day hold up in this bastille called home. The big one often asking for friends, the little one often driving her sister crazy.

Today was a bit different, today we got out. B asked if we could go to the park and since the heat index hadn't quite reached triple digits, I agreed. We didn't stay long, but we got out and I got inspired. {Hopefully tomorrow's post.} Like I said, it was a short trip because the heat index did quickly reach triple digits, and back to the house we went.

The girls quickly ate and went off to play, leaving me alone at my computer {ah, such a dream}, or so I thought. It wasn't long before I heard Little Bit grunting in frustration. When I got to her room, I immediately saw the cause of her distress, a container a bubbles, sitting high upon her dresser far out of, not only her reaching arm, but that of her sister's as well. She emphatically signed "pleased" and how was I to resist those big blue puppy dog eyes.

Out came the bubbles and utter joy ensued.

It was in that joyous moment I realized my children are going to be just fine. I'm not doing them a world of harm (as I sometimes feel I am) by staying in doors. And even though B might want to see friends, she gets along great with her sister. I was reminded, in that moment, that I am truly blessed.

These precious angels are mine!

On a side note, we don't stay in all day, everyday. We get out and do things. I'm just tired of being the one to ask a stranger we just met at the park or in a store if they want to get together for a play date. I know God has good things in store for us and I feel our lives will be changing soon, my girls and I might even get tan, although I doubt it (so much sun block!).


  1. The heat has been keeping us in doors a lot, too. Don't feel bad! Adorable pictures!

  2. I'm so with you... The heat makes me crazy. So we've been inside a bit. And it's not the end of the world... (add potty learning to the mix and you've got a definite need to be in!)
    Love the wings :)

  3. Oh we have had one of those summers and we have an epidemic (plaque levels) of mosquitoes so it it miserable to be outside. So I feel you, it is so much easier to stay inside!

    Thanks for sharing such a cute moment!

  4. Agreeing and nodding my head in regard to Melissa's comment.
    But, you know, it's true on so many accounts. We're not doing them in by staying indoors. And also, isn't that one of the very best reasons we give our oldest a sibling {or two or three}!?
    Hang in there, my friend. I'll be praying.

    Did you check out Megan?

  5. Plus you never know: boredom is often the mother of creativity. Sometimes we need time and space in order to create.


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