Ordinary Days

These days I live for our sweet, plain, ordinary days.
After we put the baby to bed, Stewart curls up with me on the couch.
His toys litter the room and, even if for just a moment, I try to be still.
Sit still and savor that even though we are sort of a mess, I love our ordinary days.
 I am a busy body, worker bee, fun-seeker by nature. 
But this year, of all years, I want to slow down. Be ordinary. 
This verse is the call of my heart:
Be still, and know that I am God; 
I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! 
—Psalm 46:10
I am so glad someone reminded me that "babies don't keep."
I laid Squeak down on our bed to snuggle for a minute and she fell to sleep.
She had me pinned. Normally I would do laundry, dishes, housework, etc.
But I just laid with her through her whole nap. Stewart did too.
I need to be still more often.

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