Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Happiness is...

...reading my book, over looking the lake while little man has a nap in his pram.

2015 was all about faith and patience as we waited on our house in N.I. to complete. Equally it was about slowing down and waiting for Gods timing and not our own with the house process and my pregnancy. Today I felt that I am still being required to slow down, to be patient with my children, to see their hearts cry, to let them develop in their own time. Sadly I learnt this the hard way with MJ before school even began this morning. Then I had to spend time repenting of my impatience, praying for peace in my own heart and forgiveness in his and writing him an apology. A few hours later Ezra was resisting sleep while I was trying to get some jobs done on the computer and I realised again that I needed to tend to him and forget the 'to do' list which so often takes priority. He sleeps so easily when we are out walking so I popped him in his pram, stuck my book and notebook in my bag and off we went. By the time we reached the lake with the sun splitting the trees he was asleep and I could sit, enjoy the sun and read my book. Now as I reflect I realise that these moments are so important...had I persisted with my jobs and a restless, crying baby I would be a tired mess by now with a cranky baby and the dissatisfaction of half done jobs.

Psalm 46v 10 'Be still and know that I am God'.

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