1. Sometimes You Just Need to Sing It Out in the Kitchen
Whether it’s worship or an old country song from childhood, turning up the music just makes you feel better! This month I’ve turned up the tunes after a bad day. I’ve lifted my voice in praise after being overcome by His goodness. Nothing can describe how I feel more than the perfect song.
2. Some Surprising Numbers
As I prepared our tax documents I discovered Jackson had 123 therapy appointments in 2015, which meant I drove 2,289 miles between each one of them. Whew! Just thinking about it makes me tired!
I’ve always loved this Disney Jr. show, but I love it even more knowing that Doc is about to get a new sibling – through ADOPTION!!! You can bet I’ll be setting my DVR to record these upcoming episodes. Way to go Disney!!!
5. Diapers Really Aren’t Forever
Having a child with Apraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder make potty training a tad more difficult. I thought we had it down a few months ago but it turns out we didn’t. Honestly, I had enough to worry about and dragging my kid kicking and scramming to the potty every 30 minutes was not going to be one of them. So I just put a Pull-Up on him and decided not to worry too much.
Then a few weeks ago we turned the most beautiful corner and I can now say we are potty trained (the pee pee part anyway). We are wearing our big boy undies daily. We are staying dry during nap. We have left the house, ran errands and come home dry. We’re going potty at school! Hallelujah!! It really is worth waiting until your child is truly ready.
6. I Haven’t Had A Desire To Read
There are probably half a dozen books next to my bed waiting to be read, but I haven’t finished a single one. My Type-A self feels extremely guilty about this because I should be marking books off my reading list. But I don’t want to plow through a book just to mark it off a list. Sometimes I think I even put pressure on myself to finish a certain number of books each month so I can share them here. But this month you won’t find a reading list because I haven’t read anything in its entirety. Reading should be relaxing and enjoyable. It shouldn’t feel like a job. I hope I remember that the next time I curl up with a good book.
8. Jackson’s Going To Play Soccer
There’s a league in our community for children with special needs, so a few mama friends and I signed our boys up to play this spring. Honestly, I’m a little nervous. I hope my little seeker doesn’t decide to do some tackling on the soccer field. But as hard as it is, I’m learning I have to take risks and let Jackson try things – even if it does end in disaster. So it looks like I’m gonna be a soccer mom. Whether for one game or an entire season, we’ll just have to see how it goes!
9. I LOVE The Pioneer Woman’s Collection
It started when I spotted the polka dot mixing bowl at Wal-Mart and just went downhill from there. My slight obsession led me to write this blog post on contentment.
Confession: I did get several pieces of the collection for my birthday and I’m pretty darn excited! I’ve got one happy kitchen!
10. Magnolia Market Is A Must
I’m a little late to the game, but I’ve fallen in love with the show Fixer Upper. To the point that I’m kind of kicking myself that John and I didn’t move to Waco when he got offered a job there a few years ago. How cool would it have been to have Chip and Jo fix up a house for us?
Anyway, this past weekend my parents, Jackson and I took a trip to Waco to check out Magnolia Market and the Silos! It was so much fun and I can’t wait to go back (without my kid) so that I can look around without fear of something breaking.