Sunday, July 8, 2012

Day 935: Returning

Today was my first day back at church.

And Darling A's first time ever.

It went pretty well.

I received plenty of flattering comments about my progress in returning to my pre-pregnancy form which is always a nice Joyful Moment.  Of course, I'm not all the way back yet... and I'd really like to be. (c:

Here we are in our Sunday best.  Those are my new shoes from yesterday.  Snake skin, if you can't tell from the photo.  They are just fun!  And wearing them today was another Joyful Moment for me.

Showing off my sweet Darling A to our friends and congregation was another wonderful Joyful Moment.

Then we came home and I had a bit of a meltdown as about 40 thousand different things went wrong all at once and I sat helpless while feeding a very hungry Darling A.  Frustrating.  And 100% overwhelming.  And I went to my room and cried.

After a while, I decided to try again.  By this time HH was there and had taken care of lunch for the kids and a good portion of the kitchen clean up.  I cannot seem to keep my house clean.  At all.  And for me--someone who thrives in a clean environment and withers in a messy, cluttered one--that is so hard to take!

So, walking into a much cleaner kitchen was a Joyful Moment as well.

And then having the kids come up and tell me dinner smelled good and they were really excited to eat it (when does this ever happen?!) and then actually eating it really well--that was a wonderful Joyful Moment, too.

So, it was a day full of ups and downs.  But, I'm just grateful for the ups.

Wishing you all Joyful Moments and more ups than downs!


Linda said...

My goodness - looking fine - are you sure you're the momma of FOUR????

Cheryl said...

Thanks, Mom!