~capturing the context of contentment in everyday life~
It's hard to see what exactly we have here, but it's a bird nest that is under my front porch. There are about 6 little baby birds in there that are constantly squawking and making a racket - since it's the season for open windows, the whole family gets quite a bit of enjoyment from them. We can't help but giggle every time it's feeding time. I should try and take another photo now that they are older, they are always peeking their sweet heads out.
This is my 7-year-old who takes the cake for real this week. Yesterday I had to rush her to the ER and we almost got sent via life flight to the closest big city (which is actually not in the state). She did something she really knew she shouldn't have done that resulted in a lot of suffering for her (she thought she was going to die- and she particularly got upset when they put an IV on her prior to the life-flight-that-almost-was) and a lot of fear for me. Things resolved themselves just in time to avoid having to take that dreaded helicopter ride, but we were all so physically and emotionally exhausted last night that the whole family was in bed before it was even dark (my poor two littlest girls were yanked out of a deep sleep at nap time - they really hung in there for several hours at the hospital). She and I saw the real power of prayer when things were resolved almost immediately following our petitions to Our Lady to protect her and pray for her. It was beautiful - but so very real.