This was a reflection of a personal journal entry from early April that I needed to be reminded of today!
Morning was the usual, coffee, babies, breakfast. John was off and took care of some of the daily animal chores, we at home would finish the rest, in which we really like to do! Seeing our goats, chickens and sheep doesn’t really feel like a chore and playing with baby goats and lambs is great fun!
A bit of home school was followed by a snack, contagious laughing and joke telling then outside for some daily chores for the boys, pump water & bring in firewood. Finally time to play, bike riding in mud and snow and catapulting of a slab wood pile seemed to be today’s choice. I strolled the twins, Mak rode his bike and we gave the cows and calves some water and hay. Upon return, I found the other two boys inside drawing happily and to my surprise, quietly. To finish out the day there was violin practice, more drawing while I did dinner and dishes.
While dinner was cooking, boys and babes happily playing I stepped outside to do end of day chores which allowed me to soak up the last rayes of the sun. John’s home late tonight which means it could of been “that kind of day” the kind that doesn’t end fast enough, the children’s voices are just way to loud and everything seems to be just too much. But, it wasn’t! It was the other kind! The one that warms your heart, puts a smile on your face and nourishes the soul upon reflection. The kind of day you don’t notice what isn’t right, the undone work, lack of progress, the mud and snow filled (yes, still snow in Goshen) new cabin lot. No, it was a day that feeds the soul and affirms the choices we have made about living. Oh what a glorious day!