|No new activities, like painting, today. Just a|
"boring" old Sunday.
After church we came home and changed and fed Hagen and he was VERY ready for a nap, since yesterday was such a busy day. We put him down and we were going to take a nap ourselves. Instead we spent a short time just picking up the house and having a good conversation with each other. Again, it was a very pleasant event and we didn't feel like we HAD to clean, it just felt good to pick up. We then had our tea/coffee and sat on the couch and played Mario Kart! After the first round Hagen woke up after only a 30 minute nap. He was more than happy to sit in our laps instead of getting down to play 'cuase he was still sleepy. One played while the other held him, and we switched back a forth a few times. Hagen LOVED watching the game and it was fun to "play" together! I actually don't really remember how the rest of the afternoon went as it wasn't memorable. I played on my phone, The Mr. played some more video games, Hagen played, Hagen ate, Hagen told us GREAT stories for about 30 minutes! Then Hagen was ready for a nap again (or to finally finish his!). He slept for probably 45 minutes and The Mr. and I just lazily watched tv, and I started a paper folding project I found on Pinterest. However, it is in another language, so I can't figure out how to finish it with the pictures alone... Can anyone translate? After Hagen woke up, we got bundled up to go for a walk in the cold rain. I LOVE rainy walks. I think they are always my favorite! Hagen looks so cute is his yellow rain-slicker! After the walk we ate up leftovers for dinner, fed Hagen, did our nighttime routine, put Hagen to bed and we watched some more tv. Then we got ready for bed ourselves and just had some great intimate moments with each other.
I don't really know why today felt so relaxing and so perfect. Even as I read this, I think how boring. We weren't doing something productive. We weren't doing something to make new memories with Hagen. We didn't help others. We didn't learn. But maybe that's what made today special. We were just US. We were content with our messy house. We were content in sweatpants and no make-up. We were content with imperfection. I wasn't striving to do this or that; to have a perfect house; to be the perfect mom; to plan the perfect day for Hagen; to be the perfect wife. I wasn't any of those things today, and I was CONTENT. But the funny thing is, I think because I was content with myself today, I was a better mom and a better wife. I wasn't worrying. I wasn't pretending. I wasn't thinking about what I can't give them. I wasn't thinking about what I would do in the future. I was messy and broken. Because of that, God used me to serve my family and, in a way, myself.
|An old photo of Hagen "helping" me stuff his diapers!|
So why was it a perfect day? I don't know. It just was. I was content and I hope that as you read this you are able to find time to take a break from the stress and worries and question marks of life and look around you and basque in being content with what surrounds you at that moment! You may be like us and are far away from friends and family, far away from the life we thought we'd be living, full of many uncertainties. It may be even a way more stressful life and more challenging obstacles than I will ever know in my lifetime. There are still things to be content with, and I hope you find them. I hope you find yourself having the "perfect" rainy Sunday sometime soon!