"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

"For You O Lord are a shield about me, You are the glory and lifter of my head. Psalm 3:3

Monday, February 4, 2013

Ebb & Flow

Ebb and flow.  My favorite phrase right now, in fact, I throw most things in life into this fantastic category at the current moment.
Because we do, we ebb and flow around here.  Rhythms are helpful, structure and guidelines keep us on track.  Lists are made, crossed off, and sometimes crumpled up and thrown away.
We go and do.  We focus on little beings learning who they are.  Learning how wonderfully they are created.  We love and we forgive.  We make messes and we clean then up.

We try out efficient methods and decide they work and others we happy toss to the discard pile.  We settle into projects and get dinner on the table one day, the next day we hope he'll hear it in our voice that what is most needed in the moment is for you to walk in the door with pizza and not ask any questions.

Ebb and flow, baby.  
Happily enjoying this wonderful phrase and welcoming in the new year with ambitions and dreams with Him, asking for much and receiving.  Leaving hearts happy for the many joys awaiting grateful embrace.
Enjoying right now...
Sisters love

Reading together in a pile of babies that smell of outside play and peanut butter and jelly, bodies close and snuggled.  Currently learning about Marmee's wisdom and gentleness, and 4 sisters that follow close behind.

My girl is into everything.  Alice Elizabeth.  Sister leaves her mark, literally.
And at the same time celebrating how big she is.  Sister moved out of her crib.  She's so big and girl will let you know it too.

And while I cuddle this precious baby in all of her deliciousness, I remember when my Rose was once so tiny.

Sister turned 6 this month.  Many celebrations to fill up her tank full.
Birthday traditions of your cake request met, dinner out, a small family trip.

Treats at school and a very special Show and Tell item, Miss Jane.

My girl blesses me so.  She extends grace so beautifully and longs to help and care.  She's determined and tender hearted.  She'll bake you cookies and leaves a glass of water at my bedside each night.

With the BEST kindergarten teach ever, the lovely Teacher Nancy,
And since these ladies know their royalty, a charming prince came to school.  Whisking her away with flowers and lunch.
Oh this hunk a burnin' man melts me.
He loves them deeply and shows them pursuit.  He's the celebrity warranting cheers and shrieks when he comes home from work.

He's just simply the berries.
A new tradition I'm loving, birthday gifts wrapped up in truth from the Father's heart.
Words spoken over her before her much requested birth story we tell each girl, every year, on her birthday.  I remember it so, like it was yesterday.

We're enjoying these babies.

We ebb and flow with the every day challenge and mundane.  We forgive and ask for forgiveness in the same breath.

We delight in the every day because He beautifully weaves a tapestry lined with greatness and purpose.  He writes this story, He sings over us, and we delight in gratitude to be in this dance.

Happy Monday.


  1. Needed this today. Great post Meg! Can't wait to see you and those sweet littles soon:)