Nora thoroughly enjoyed a lengthy bath in the sunshine this morning. I can’t get enough of those sweet moments! Here are some more incidences of sweetness throughout the day:
After several inquests from family members and friends regarding yesterday’s video, I feel that I need to clear the air, so to speak. The suspicious sound at the end of the video was NOT Nora or anyone else passing gas. There is construction going on in the basement (which was right beneath us). I shut the camera off before the rest of the uproarious drill solo ensued.
I was excited to see a particular photo in a batch of photos my sister Sarah sent to me the other day from Nora’s birth. I stared at the picture for a few minutes, smiling and remembering. Shortly after Nora was born I was praying, conversing with God. I was feeling particularly afraid at that point and needed reassurance that God was still right there with us. I didn’t doubt it, I just needed a God hug. I asked to see a bird outside of my window, which wasn’t an extraordinary request, but I had yet to see any birds since we’d been in that room. It wasn’t until the next morning that I happened to glance out the window. I just started laughing at what I saw. God, having authored my wacky sense of humor, sent me my hug and made me laugh too. He could have sent a “typical” pigeon, grackle, etc. but God is anything but “typical”.
At first I just saw a goose head peek up over the side of the building. That happened several times before it jumped up on the ledge, standing there in all of its goose glory! There were two of them perched up on different parts of the building! I can’t say that I’ve ever seen a Canada goose perched up on a building at any time in my life! That was really cool! I thought I’d let the moment pass without taking a picture, and was so glad to see that Sarah hadn’t missed the opportunity!
Our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share on our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:7 NIV)
I know God shares in our laughter too!