I mentioned yesterday that we’d visited the church that Amanda and Brian now attend but didn’t add anything to that. They’ve been attending there for a few months now and Amanda left NewSong around April but we hadn’t checked out the new place yet. I trust her judgement and she knows what she believes so it wasn’t that I didn’t trust it, in fact I love the mission of the church. I just hadn’t been there…and she’s my kid. Always and forever, no matter how old she is, she’s my kid. And besides, Eric and Tisra attend there as well and they had our other kids, which meant that *all* of our kids were there so we were too. And I can’t adequately describe the feeling I had sitting next to my daughter in church. My daughter who apparently drinks her coffee black! If it’s with a doughnut. It wouldn’t be such a big deal to an outsider but I thought I knew everything there was to know about her…but black coffee! She’s just so picky about food in general and I was just really surprised.
It’s probably been about 10 years since I’ve sat in church with Amanda. For you parents that don’t know yet, you’re kids stop sitting with you in church around their tween years. It probably hasn’t been 10 years but it’s been a long time. I was a bit teary-eyed through most of the service.
On our way out, we talked to some acquaintances and one was coming from outside with a bunch of tulips. The girls immediately said, “Look Mommy, those flowers are beautiful!” I agreed and the woman carrying them said “Here you go.” And handed them to me. I know she had no idea that I love tulips but I do and it’s so nice to have flowers in the house.
I will not take this opportunity to complain about my camera. It’s meant to shoot photos of people, not to make flowers look pretty. And I’m glad that my hubby bought it for me. Anyway, I don’t know if these were purchased with the pretty fabric around the bottom but I just love it. The girl that gave them to me is the type to wrap the fabric to make it really pretty. I admire people like that.
Travis also bought flowers for me this past weekend. And unfortunately the picture is just terrible. They’re colorful and I love them though. Especially since the weather is so icky gray outside.
Those two things make my house so pretty. And this little thing does too…
I think that if I had the disposable income, I’d decorate for every holiday. But a little bit of sweetness goes a long way, I think. Initially the cupcakes made me want to eat a cupcake but I’ve resisted.
It’s the little things that make me smile.