I will need extra patience this week. But I have lots of little things planned to keep the kids busy and their minds off the fact that Daddy isn't here.
There will be egg decorating, making bee laterns, storytime at the library, egg hunts on the weekend. And maybe a movie night or two.
There will also be playing in the snow and puddles and getting muddy and dirty and wet.
But there will also be extra snuggles and laughter and adventures that we normally wouldn't go on. Because after all, what better way is there to pass the time until next Wednesday morning when Daddy will be there to get the kids in the morning?
There will be the Easter service to go to, deer to feed and squirrels to chase out of our shed (yay!)
These random pictures are from yesterday, playing outside after rest time. Washing (lets use that term loosely) the van and splahing in puddles and throwing the snow at windows (till I became the 'mean' mommy and suggested they aim at the brick instead!)
Owen just liked the dirt!
God's grace is more than enough for this week. And as long as I keep that in perspective, we will have TONS for fun and there will be more laughter than tears. Sometimes, alone is easier because there is no expectation of help. And when there isn't that expectation, I lean on God a lot more often and stronger than when that expectation is there. I know this week will hold it's challenges, but we started off on a good note. . .the kids ALL slept in until 7:30 (rare in this house!) and I was up before them.