Today was, quite nearly, a perfect day. I’ve been feeling pretty good this week, so I took our kids on an all day excursion: fishing, fossil hunting, castle building. Job cast out his little plastic fish dozens of times, then reeled it in shouting, “Fishy! Fishy!” like it was the first time, every time. The older boys helped out a good bit, but were able to spend a few hours doing their own thing while the littles and I hung out on the beach. Everyone got wet, some cried, but mostly everyone had a great time. They all thanked me on the way home. I stopped and bought them ice cream. I had gelato. Once we got home, I took an epsom salt bath, and now maybe a bit of knitting, then bed.
p.s. Thank you for all your encouraging words and your prayers. I feel them and appreciate your kindness very much!