Speaking of that, I saw Brigadoon for the first time ever. I didn't even know the story. I didn't even know Gene Kelly was in it. I didn't even know it was a ballet sort of musical. I didn't even know Van Johnson could sing & tap dance. It was good.
This really has been a good day. I have a clean kitchen. Even though I have roasted beets. I made chicken curry. I have a Blueberry Cream cake cooling. I have Oatmeal-Molasses bread rising.
I put away all the clothes that have been hanging on the foot of my bed all week. I took a shower this morning. And, I scrubbed some of the mildew in my shower.
I got out of bed this morning on my own. Scott didn't have to send Gillian in there to pounce on me.
I think I might get a nap in. (If not, I'll just pour another cup of caffeine.)
These things make me happy. As does my new golden yellow t-shirt from Target. I am wearing it for the 2nd day in a row. Don't think that that is gross. It doesn't smell. Honest. And, there is no spit up or food or anything on it. Yet.
Those things are are happy things. But, the really joyous thing is that, I have been able to apply James 1:19 today. Be quick to hear, slow to speak & slow to anger. What a difference grace & patience can make. If I'm not angry, my little girl (who is much like her mother...) doesn't scream & yell nearly as much. Funny how that works... I can be pretty sure we'll have a rough day, if I am quick to irritation. Apart from Christ, that is pretty much me. Mrs. Short Fuse.
Maybe this picture can help you to understand
I have been reading Ted Tripp's "Shepherding a Child's Heart". I've heard his lectures on the subject. But, somehow it wasn't as convicting for me then. Probably because Gillian was just a wee babe. Now I have two tots who need patient instruction & discipline. Now I know how much I struggle to be kindly firm. Now, reading the book, it is has been heart piercing. There is much to pray over. I need so much grace. It is a good thing God never runs short.
Today I read a marvelous post on this very matter. She summarizes well many of the things Dr. Tripp talks about in his book. Do go over to Femina & read Growth Spurts! I think you'll be glad you did.