it was a lovely day here in georgia. hot, but lovely. occasional cloud coverage, which was nice, but also lots of sun which was good for swimming and trying to get a tan. we played in a deflating kiddie pool today... the second one i've bought from target and it is already deflated. some hole somewhere-- what a bust. goldie didn't know the difference though so it's all good. she was little miss explorer today. she walked around the entire yard calling all the flowers "berry" and smelling every one of them. my mom taught her how to do that.. so cute. she played and played. then she climbed on the back porch and found her blocks, started building... i realized she was probably getting cold in her wet suit so i took it off. then took off the diaper. snapped a shot of her cute bum and she was peeing 1 second later. ha! carried her upside down to the bathtub so she wouldn't drip on mom's new carpet (don't worry mom, not one drip), gave her a bath.... you don't care about any of this, i know. but this was my day, and i enjoyed it. annie took a nice nap during all of this. i'm excited for her to be bigger so she can join in the festivities.
i want to eat goldie's buns.
i've been praying a lot lately for a lot of different people in a lot of different circumstances. i've also been praying for things in my own life that are concerns of mine... little things here and there that weigh heavy on my heart. i feel like i need to state this very clearly: i know prayer is real. i know that heavenly father hears my prayers, and i know that he answers them in his own ways... whether that is the way that i want them to be answered, or the way that he wants them to be answered. either way, he knows me so well that it always works out, even if it's not what i wanted. i've been feeling that a lot lately, where i've asked for something or asked about something and i've gotten an answer. it has really humbled me and shown me again, for the ump-teenth time, that all god really wants us to do is go to him. approach him with our concerns. tell him about our life. tell him what's going on, how we're feeling, what's weighing us down, what's making us happy. he wants to know that we're thankful. he wants to know that we need him. i just know that no matter where i am, he hears me. i know he's there. it is the biggest comfort in the world to me... and i know this for certain.
life is a fragile thing, i'm learning. a lot of my friends, my dearest friends, are going through some things that i can't even understand and it's killing me. i can't physically be there for them, so i pray. i pray and pray and have no choice but to put faith in the place of fear and just know that things will work out for everyone as they should. god has a plan...very specific plans for each of us. he knows all things, and he will give us what we need and help us to do what we need to do when we're too weak to do it ourselves. god and jesus christ make it happen, as long as we have faith.
i know that's random for me to get a little spiritual, but when i'm outside surrounded by nature, playing with chubby little babies all day long... i mean this is what i think about ya know? how can i not think about heavenly father and blessings and his plan and the purpose of why i'm here on earth? i look at goldie and annie, and i have my answer.
i've always thought this but i'm seeing it more and more: there are way more good people in the world than there are bad.
happiness will find a way. good will find a way. blessings will come, faith will be strengthened...
this is what life's all about. do your best, i'll do mine... and i think we'll all find the happiness that we're looking for, if we haven't found it already.