Best bits (19/6/11)
At the end of every day, we ask the kids “What was your best bit today?” and then say our goodnight prayers, thanking God for those things. Here, in no particular order are some of mine for this week:
1) Sitting in the living room at night with my husband, an open fire and the sound of the much-needed rain falling on the roof
2) Seeing Brenton Wait last weekend – on a missions trip to Zambia for a week, and opportunistically connecting in Nairobi. He changed his flights to stay for 2 nights, and we were blessed to have his company, to be able show him our lives here, to have conversations with someone who knows us already and who it doesn’t take too long to talk deeply with.
3) Cadbury Creme Eggs, ferried over from the UK from Catherine by Brenton, and Cadbury Cashew and Coconut chocolate from Kenya – one of the flavours they have gotten RIIIGGGHHHT! Not so much their Fruit and Nut….
4) Andy watching the kids at home last Monday while I had a day to get a haircut, window shop and drink coffee. Heaven.
5) Having a work week in which none of the babies on my service died. Not one. Never realised that would constitute a “good” week till I got here…
6) Hearing Liam “read” 3 Thomas the Tank Engine stories to MaMa and Poppa over Skype – “Thomas is sad. There is a storm. Percy is sad. Percy is happy. What’s James doing Mummy?”
7) Playing Barbie dolls with Riley. After a while I think I was so into dressing the dolls in their favourite fashions that I kind of forgot Riley was there….
8 ) Having coffee with new friend Megan while 3 of our 5 combined kids were at preschool.
9) Playing piano for the first time in 2 months at Rich and Stacy’s house with Rich accompanying on guitar. I had almost forgotten what a huge part of me music & worship is. The Davises are new friends and fellow Vineyard-ites…. more jamming with Rich on guitar to come!
It’s nice to be able to reflect and just be grateful for best bits. Sometimes it’s nice to have Thanksgiving, at the wrong time, for no particular reason except that I realise I am so blessed.