We took a little adventure downtown this past weekend. Ice cream was involved and clearly Buirlen was too focused on it to smile...
There we go.
I am so glad to have this brother of mine back in town... Buirlen appears happy with the arrangement as well.
This boy... He fills my life with joy and daily adventures.
Another little lesson I've been learning lately, came from Buirlen. He is in the stage where he generally wants me. He can be happy with Daddy and friends, but ultimately he wants me. If I hand him to Luke and walk out of the room in the evening for a moment, he doesn't care to much for it and lets us know. As I was thinking about this I realized that in his little life, he never knows what is going to happen next. He isn't old enough to fully understand what's going on around him. He never is quite sure when he's going to get put in the carseat and then when he's there, where he is going to end up.
Daddy is there, but he disappears to this place called work during the day and reappears in the evening. But me, I'm there for him 24/7. We pretty much spend every aspect of our days together, so when I'm suddenly not there, it's disconcerting. Now as he grows he will learn that even if we aren't constantly with him, that we will always be there, but for now life is the great unknown. All this to say, in this life we don't know what the future holds. Life is full of the unexpected and unknown, but there is someone we can look to as our constant. The One who created this life, who designed the growth of a baby and the change of the seasons is steady and unchanging. Make Him a part of your life, and the ever changing, unknown will seem less scary. He wants to be your constant.
The garden is all cleaned up and done for the summer. It's been a good run.
Testing out the new(to us) lawn tractor. Luke is putting a snow plow on it because.... Winter, it's coming.
This morning, I went out to the Farm to help with the new barn. The Lovely Keren Ruth and Ephraim were there as well as Abbi, Mara, and Megan. I feel like more would have gotten done if Luke was helping instead of me, but I did get a few screws put in(And that was about the extent of my help), several sheets of steel went up over all, and we all enjoyed the lovely weather.
The Lovely Keren Ruth hard at work.
Ephraim thought the playpen was fun.
Did I take my carrier? No that would have squelched the creativity of using a bed sheet as a carrier. He liked it enough to take a nap.
And there you have it, life, lessons, and daily adventure.
"Personal growth is not a matter of learning new information but of unlearning old limits."