Busy hands are happy hands...
So goes the adage that my Grandmother passed onto my father who reminds me of it at hectic times such as this. The truth is that I like being busy...I get more done, I am much more efficient and less lazy. Now, don't get me wrong, I like having the summer to recharge also. But, since I had a five day hiatus from school, I came back to school today fired up and ready to go. I expected a million fires to put out, and there were none. Ahhh.... Two weeks from graduation, that is a very blessed thing.
Florida was lovely and went very well. We are especially thankful to the blessing that Adam's brother Nick and his wife Kristen are to let us crash at their place with very short notice. Thank you for your prayers; I should have more news in the next couple weeks.
Charlotte has progressed from tenative, necessary walking to walking for the fun of it, because there is nothing else to do. It is a true joy, as is she. She knows what a dog is, even though she pronounces it the same as duck which is pronounced "gock." She mimics us, which I am sure will get annoying but is still in its charming stage. Basically, I am very much in a season of Psalm 127: 3-5:
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with enemies in the gate.
Eight school days until I can bask in mother/wifehood for a summer. Until then, please enjoy this video of Charlotte inspired by the Lady Gaga episode of Glee. I know, I know, Lady Gaga is not the most anything of role models for my toddler, but it's the Glee version, so I think that it's permissible. :)