So, Dawn's beginning her book study today at By Sun and Candlelight.
Chapter 1 from Mitten Strings for God is Dailiness.
The author, Kathrina Kenison, discusses the most dear times of our lives aren't the ones where the cameras are flashing (birthday, Christmas) but the daily moments that pass by often unnoticed.
Some of my favorite dailiness activities -
going to sleep beside my best friend every night
hanging clothes on the clothesline on pretty days
getting a good bye kiss from Terry - one on each cheek, one on the lips, a hug, he tells me I'm pretty and then tells me to honk the horn when I get in the car
helping Brenda and Emily with their cooking
having devotion time with Troy and hearing all his many thoughts
folding clothes on my bed - packing away things that are too little, throwing away things that are stained, placing everything where it belongs, knowing everyone has the things they need for tomorrow
sitting down to dinner together as a family
watching Stephen and Bobby practice their wrestling
reading a good Beverly Lewis book
getting caught up in a good movie
listening to the little children as they read
Here is my favorite quote from the end of the first chapter...
"The daily rhythms of life, the humble household rituals, the nourishment I provide - these are my offerings to my children, given with love and gratefully received."