This morning I went out with the camera and captured some of the rich colors around us. The growing garden, the chicks and especially Chief, our rooster.
I think I heard some sort of rooster/crowing noise come out of him today. We were so excited.
After the storm and in the heat of the day Ben insisted that I try to teach him how to knit. We tried again, but no luck yet. So, he got the idea to sew something. I was hot and short on patience but I kept thinking to myself of a few ideas I've read recently. One, there is time for everything. So, even though I had dinner on my mind, I realized I had time to do it all and it made me relax and enjoy the process. I also remembered something that I read about how in the end it won't matter how much we've gotten done, but the quality of the relationships we've formed. These ideas really put my day in perspective and I realized that even though having him on my lap on this 90 degree day, teaching him to sew and trying to be patient wasn't how I'd envisioned the day, it was exactly what we were meant to be doing and it put a smile on his face.
Tonight he is asleep with his head on a pillowcase that he made himself and I know that feels good and I'm so glad I helped to make that happen.