March 3, 2015

Gratitude {61}

Grateful for possibilities. For hopes and dreams. For knowing our future is in His hands.

3 March 2015

Whittlin'

A recent post from Ben Hewitt on his kids and knives:

So, Megan got a knife this weekend. Funny thing is we've been talking about it for a couple of weeks and talking about what the responsibility would be, etc. and she wasn't too keen on the idea--lots of fear of cutting herself with a sharp knife and such. (I have a lovely story about being impatient with my Daddy and not waiting for him to sharpen my knife and nearly severing the end of my finger off when I was about seven that put an end to her 'sharp knife fears' in short order.) She was still apprehensive though. 
When we were in Tempe on Saturday, we went to Bass Pro (of course) and I suggested we just see what kind of knives they had and let her see/hold some smaller knives to see what they felt like in her hand. 
Her little face just lit up and she was so excited when she held the one we ended up getting. She loves it and has done some whittling and just some wearing (it came with a belt sheath). 
Her sense of responsibility and 'grown-up-ness' has just soared. Of course, there is some risk of cutting herself, but with proper instruction and careful attention, I have no doubt she'll do well. Well with the whittling, and the cleaning up/bandaging of the inevitable nicks that will follow...


March 2, 2015

Gratitude {60}

Grateful for rain. And the life it pulls forth from these desert lands.

2 March 2015

March 1, 2015

Gratitude {59}

Grateful for the health of my precious family.

1 March 2015

February 28, 2015

Gratitude {58}

Grateful for a tired, happy and satisfied Girl. Grateful for many moments today of being fully present; deeply experiencing those very seconds of existence.

28 February 2015

February 27, 2015

Gratitude {57}

Grateful for friends willing to barter. For opportunities for my Girl to expand her horizons and thus her capacity for joy.

27 February 2015

Quote :: February 27, 2015

Mamma: "You're slower than molasses in January!"
Meg: "No, I'm faster than molasses in June!"

February 26, 2015

Gratitude {56}

Grateful for challenging ideas & time to contemplate them; how they may or may not be integrated into this life.

26 February 2015

February 25, 2015

Gratitude {55}

So grateful for a couple hours alone with my Girl. Time to work side by side. To create. To focus on one another.

25 February 2015