Despite the many days of rain that we have been having, I am becoming more and more thankful for this time of year. The stormy weather makes me want to hunker down indoors and seek out warmth and comfort. I find that my son and I spend more time in the kitchen on rainy days baking up all sorts of goodies. We made banana bread and applesauce cake yesterday. I love these two recipes in particular because they are kid friendly. No mixer is needed, just a bowl and a wooden spoon. We are usually covered in flour by the time we are done and have batter on our faces, but watching him learn and have fun is what it is all about. He is learning to count and measure and is recognizing what goes in each recipe. "I get three bananas mom?" he asks. "Yes please bud!" I say.
With me needing time to rest and recover, our life has slowed down at bit at home. We spend extra time snuggling, reading, and playing quiet games like play dough or puzzles. I have been feeling less inclined to go outside and play with how poorly I have been feeling, so I am secretly thankful that the rain has kept us indoors. Instead I've been taking the time to appreciate the little things, like how he still asks me to rock him to sleep from time to time. He doesn't fit in my lap as well as he used to, but he still reaches his arms out and hugs me until he falls asleep. I know that this won't last forever and I am very thankful for the time that we have together, especially in light of the recent events that have taken place around the world. I know that there are families that do not have this opportunity.
I also have taken up knitting. It may seem like an odd thing to start out of the blue, but I find that it is relaxing. I have a lot of pain in my abdomen and I am physically exhausted, yet the steroids that I am taking make my mind race. I feel as though I am wide awake all the time, even in the middle of the night. Knitting is proving to be helpful because it keeps my mind busy while allowing my body to rest. I began following instructional videos by what I think is a little old lady on YouTube. I say this because I can only see her hands, but they remind me of my Grandmothers and that alone is comforting. I'm not very good, so don't look too close at the picture, but you never know I might be some day.
The rain has also brought by husband home. I feel blessed that he has been able to come home earlier at night even though I know that it hard for him not to be working. I think that he is enjoying it more and more as the week goes on. He has been able to participate in our night time routines and even cooked dinner with us tonight. The three of us made Chicken Pot Pie. I can't remember the last time the three of us cooked dinner together, last Thanksgiving maybe?. We are sharing the pie tonight with family. This is another blessing that I am thankful for. Prayers before dinner and family around that table.
I hope you have a wonderful Sunday wherever you are and that you too are blessed with a full belly and family around your table.
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!