“The assumption of spirituality is that always God is doing something before I know it. So the task is not to get God to do something I think needs to be done, but to become aware of what God is doing so that I can respond to it and participate and take delight in it.” -Eugene Peterson Y’all...this changes everything! I’m pretty sure my mouth fell open when I read this. Our family has moved from one season of wondering into another, and then into another and while we waited and wondered through our adoption process with complete peace, we’ve looked as these new unknowns, unrelated to adoption, with frustration and worry. Until now. But what if God is up to something and we just don’t see it yet... . . . . . #unknown #waiting #joyinthechaos #seasons #truth #perspective #itsallpartoftheplan #itiswell #content #peaceofmind #faithinthewaiting
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She loves to pray, especially at the table. Some of our favorite things to thank the Lord for are goldfish, chicken nuggets, foster mom, and first mom. 💕 Daddy is working today, which means SJ is asking where he is non-stop, so today we also thanked God for pictures of Da, baby shark and helicopters. 💙🖤👮🏻‍♂️👧🏻 . . . . #toddlerprayers #momlife #leowifelife #leofamily #adoption #adoptionrocks #southkoreaadoption #prayersofasmallchild #thankful #wecouldhavemissedthis #thefamilythatlovebuilt #adopttogether #terriffictwos #thisisus #sjmunro #joyinthechaos
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O the memories... This day was sweet! Event days with my girls at this age were stressful and tough. New mama attitude of wanting things "right" stole some joy and made milestones into bittersweet moments. I remember this day clearly. As a whole, we didn't do as many "events" with Cavan (another change 3rd time around...I realized my child wasn't going to be scarred by "missing out" if we didn't do it ALL). It was just mama, daddy and Cavan with some of our closest friends. Fussiness started and contentment started seeping away, but it was like time paused and God clearly showed me the brevity of where we were. Tired mama...please know "this too shall pass"! It's not just a saying. Hold on. Find peace and joy amidst the chaos! #mamalife #motherhoodjourney #motherhoodmoments #newperspective #joyinthechaos #bestill #thistooshallpass
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Try mini indulgences. Fill your cup drop by drop with bursts of self-care throughout the day. ⁣ ⁣ 1. Tidy a corner, cabinet, or drawer. ⁣ 2. Say no to something that drains you.⁣ 3. Trade in 5 minutes of social media scrolling for 5 minutes of meditation.⁣ 4. Write a poem, song lyric, or gratitude. ⁣ 5. Pay special attention to laughter. ⁣ 6. Create something with your hands.⁣ 7. Stretch.⁣ 8. Listen to a podcast.⁣ 9. Dance a little. (Or a lot!)⁣ 10. Savor your food.⁣ 11. Do an act of kindness. ⁣ 12. Call a friend.⁣ ⁣ #thegiftofahappymother #rebeccaeanes #newbook #preorder #happymom #momlife #motherhood #bookshelf #toread #findjoy #joyinthechaos @tarcherperigee
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Last night was the third meeting of our March Cosmic Smash Book series at The Switchboard. Our books were ready and the women dove in without hesitation to collage, paint, write, and create. This was the point in a workshop where I didn’t have to say much - their creativity took over. . I am hosting a one-day version of this in April, so if you’d like to explore this modality and get your creative juices flowing! Link to sign up in my bio. Questions? Shoot me a message. I’m happy to answer them. . . . . . #intentionalcreativity #redthread #selfcare #justpaint #cosmicsmashbooking #creativity #makeart #metime #creativityworks #meditation #meditativeart #progressnotperfection #joyinthechaos #womenartists #haverhill #haverhillma #theswitchboardhaverhill
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This #jackandjill bathroom is one of the things that sold me on this house. Having someone in the house sick almost constantly since Christmas I'm celebrating #springs return by regaining control of our home and refreshing some #routines. A clean bathroom may not mean a whole lot to some people, but today it is my #freshstart #joyinthechaos #itsthelittlethings #homesweethome #Ilovespring
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Somehow I forgot to post this!! These babes were 8 months old on the 18th 🥰 V: ⚡️No interest in crawling ⚡️Reaches for what he wants ⚡️ LOVES puffs / any food but cauli-mash ⚡️ Two front bottom teeth in and ready to bite ⚡️ Def the more laid back of the two E: ✨Trying his hardest to crawl ✨ Reaches for things but mostly people to pick him up ✨ Loves all foods 🙌🏼 ✨Has front two bottom teeth but came in a few weeks later than V ✨Always wiggling, moving, talking, flapping
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We are TWO WEEKS away! That means there’s only 13 days left to get your free journal when you preorder the book and to be entered for your chance to win the gift basket! Go do it now! Link in profile! #thegiftofahappymother #2weeksout #preorder #bonus #freebie #freejournal #rebeccaeanes #motherhood #momlife #happymom #happiness #joy #joyinthechaos
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