Tuesday, October 16, 2007

These bring me joy.

  • Awakening to the poplar tree, framed by my window, glowing as if from within, as its newly yellow leaves catch the sunshine.
  • Coming downstairs to the scent of pumpkin spice candles burning... and the awareness that Rusty lit them to bring me pleasure.
  • The first fire of the season, and sharing it with Cassidy as she enjoys her autumn snack of warm apple cider and popcorn.
  • The smile on Cailin's face when she skips to the car after play rehearsal, and the exuberance she returns to our home with her arrival.
  • The silence of home after the girls are off to school, and the sweetness of several hours devoted to accomplishing some overdue tasks.
  • The racket of giggles and chatter, and even bickering, when my sweet girls return home.
  • Laughing hysterically with Cassidy as our hamsters race around our bathtub while their cage is being cleaned.
  • Decorating the front porch with fall decorations, and Cassidy saying coming to our house makes people feel welcome.
  • Feeling guilty for making grilled cheese and soup from a can for dinner, and then being told by each of the girls that my grilled cheese sandwiches are the best ever.
  • Notes of encouragement from my Dad.
  • Calls of encouragement from my Mom.
  • A stack of books in every room, and Cailin asking me to awaken her early so she can read before school.

Home. Family. Faith.

Life is good.

6 comments:

Sarah's In the Midst of It said...

All of your fall treats make me jealous! It's supposed to be 90 here this week--it's a little hard to feel autumn when it's that hot!

And I laughed to read about your hamsters; ours plays in the tub during cage cleaning, too!

Thanks for your encouraging comment at my post today :)

Janelle said...

What a sweet post! I need to remember that I have so much joy surrounding me, even in the midst of chaos and noise.

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Penless Thoughts said...

Wonderful joyeous things!!
Susan

Brooke said...

I love that your husband lights candles for you! What a sweet thing to do!!!

ginny said...

It all sounds so wonderful :)