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one step at a time

one step at a time

Yep, that’s my motto in these early baby days! “Just do the next thing…”

I’ve found myself very grateful for all of our efforts over the last few months to organize home life and ministry life so that we could take a break. To prepare homeschool plans and think through our fall schedule way ahead of time. It’s been completely worth it as all of August has been spent staring at little baby toes, kissing chubby cheeks, and taking hundreds of pictures. Literally. I love digital cameras.

The bliss of an unscheduled month has made postpartum recovery a smooth transition. I have rested, enjoyed other’s cooking, allowed extended family to help with cleaning and our older children, rested more and only left the house maybe three times? Wonderful, I tell you….wonderful.

DSC_0033Of course, that’s not always going to be my reality. The month of ‘nothing’ is coming to a rapid close. But I feel ready :: it’s time for the structure of ‘school days’ and the rhythmic routine of our weekly activities. And it will all start to ramp up next week and be full-blown after Labor Day. I’ll have to remind myself of the ‘one step at a time’ motto often I’m sure.

Until then, there’s a few more days of this month yet to enjoy and soak up :: to savor in the fullest. In fact, let me get to that right now….

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  • AnonymousAugust 26, 2009 - 3:19 pm

    Sounds like a peaceful day by day transition to being a momma of five. Love the baby feet! 🙂

  • Tea Time and RosesAugust 27, 2009 - 3:29 pm

    Hello Daniele!

    What sweet little toes. One beautiful step at a time, that's a good thing. Blessings to you and your family. Enjoy a beautiful weekend.



  • AliceAugust 28, 2009 - 11:28 pm

    Hello Daniele!

    To a mom of five from a mom of five, I am here for you. What a miracle!


  • Fruitful Vine2September 15, 2009 - 3:41 pm

    Simply wonderful! Isn't it amazing how work beforehand leads to peaceful days afterward.

    This was a wonderful reminder for me. I am leaving this post feeling a renewed determination to continue my efforts and decluttering and simplifying our lives.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences on this blog. They are encouraging.ReplyCancel

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