The details

Since we returned from our trip, life has truly been lived in the details. There has been barely a moment to focus on all of the big thoughts rattling around in my head as we recover from a rough bout with jet lag and jump back into life at full speed.
So, I am taking it slow, trying to focus on one thing at a time.
We've stayed close to home, cleaning and organizing.

We've also spent time celebrating, both my beloved Frank's birthday and the ten year anniversary of the day that we met.
I gave him this dear little ceramic bird, with a special message tucked inside...
and baked him the perfect, yummy, birthday cake. The same cake that I baked last year (I feel a delicious tradition forming), this cake is really chocolate heaven...
We've also celebrated (and mourned a little) as our beautiful boy headed off for his first day of Kindergarten. I was so concerned with those details, making sure that he was ready, reassuring myself that he was excited, not scared. Accepting the sweet surrender that change brings is hard and uncomfortable, but I feel like I am getting better at the surrendering part, just releasing myself into it.

6 comments:

VisionWise said...

You always take great pics of your children... That one is so symbolic... wow... I love his little arms up on the straps, he's so sweet, and he looks ready... I know it must be difficult, but you're so good about it mama... Sending you washes of love as you transition and let go a bit... I feel like Jasper is protected like he would be if he were wearing jasper.. it is the most nurturing mineral, and very protective... xoxoxo

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Good Luck on the cleaning, organizing and surrendering to change:D

Lori said...

Faith, there is such a sense of kindness and love that pours fourth out of you and into your blog. I just know that if I met you in person I would absolutely adore you. I already do!

Estelle said...

Oh, that cake. I must try that cake. Maybe I'll add it to the list of weekend "chores"! =)

after builders cleaning said...

What a small and nice present, so sweet . And the cake looks delicious.

BananaSaurusRex said...

Yea Jasper! Fin started kindergarten a couple of weeks ago and he was so very nonchalant about it....I'm really happy that he doesn't cry when it's time for me to leave and loves his class, but does he have to be such a big boy about it?

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