the morning is almost over and we have already had a minor emergency. the perpetually barefoot boy got 3 slivers in his foot, two were very small, but the larger one he tried to pull out on his own and it left some even tinier slivers. i am just glad daddy was home to help take them out because i don’t have the stomach for first aid. florence nightingale i am not for my stomach tosses and turns with each cry of pain from my littlest son. and i can’t help but think of another mother, whose sorrow we will recall this week, and i am at a loss for words. sufficeth to say that a sword most definitely pierced her heart, because as mothers we so literally feel the pain inflicted on our children. regardless of the cause or how minor or major the emergency might be, our pain is very real indeed.
day 6: flowers and friendships
this tiny purple flower is our first real bloom. not a purchased bloom. for while those are sweet. there is nothing quite like nurturing a little transplant or seedling and then watching it flower. we are very excited, small success though it may be. we have some almost daisies we are keeping an eye on too. they are very hearty and almost weed-like. i have watched them grow in my grandma’s garden for years, her words, “take some”, constantly ringing in my ears. and this was the year to do it. she has been so sick, but i wanted to do it now before she is gone someday and it will be so much harder. why put off for tomorrow what you can do today….
picture number two was taken recently at a new friend’s house (she came for tea once). i have been so blessed in my many years of homeschooling to make some very special friends. but this friendship is a little different because this is someone who greets me wearing an apron she has made, she collects vintage buttons, she loves to sew and go thrifting. i was just excited about the cranberry scones and lemon cake with cream cheese frosting, i mean, who wouldn’t want to be friends with someone who makes things like that! and then there is the fact that she has two little girls who love to play dollies, which has been so nice for my girl. but i must say that this is quite an adventure for me because i finally have someone to play with too!
well, enough rambling. the sun is shining. i have to go check on my seeds. i am searching the big yard for the perfect spot for sweat peas and morning glories. i feel so peaceful after a breathtakingly beautiful mass yesterday, which is rare for me on a monday, but God is so good and merciful to me. so with that i wish you a wonderful monday too!