each month with stelly is such a joy. it’s wonderful to enjoy life from her perspective. things we might take for granted have a whole new significance when seen from her little 2 year old eyes. these past few months have been humbling reminders too of how much we need God’s help to train her in the way she should go. i don’t think it’s a stretch to compare it to what paul mentions in II cor 11:28, that daily he faced the pressure of his concern for all the churches. i must admit i don’t have a lot of “stress” the way it’s commonly viewed, but the responsibility of parenting is a weighty one, and it’s good to feel that weight. in the “mundaneness” of my life as a wife and mother, it’s so important i never miss the perspective of one of the main reasons why i do what i do. i love this quote in a book by one of my spiritual heroes, missionary elisabeth elliot:
“The story is told of three women washing clothes. A passerby asked each what she was doing.
“Washing clothes,” was the first answer. “A bit of household drudgery,” was the second. “I’m mothering 3 young children who some day will fill important and useful spheres in life, and wash-day is a part of my grand task in caring for these souls who shall live forever,” was the third.”
now, the third lady’s perspective is the one i want!
here are some misc. shots from some sept. activities:
ever so hesitantly petting the bunny our little piggy