Sunlight in the Dining Room


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I don’t do Mondays. For whatever reason, Mondays are always a challenge. They’re made even more difficult if they’re rainy and cold. That’s exactly what this Monday was–cold, cloudy, and rainy. But despite my lack of motivation, I was able to keep pressing on and had a really good day! That evening the sun even came out and I took a little stroll through the garden!

Sunshine shining on a table covered in a red and white checkered table cloth with colorful flowers as a centerpiece

Really though this entire week has been so good!

I released my devotional “Finding True Love: A 14 day devotional exploring the deep love that God has for us” in 2019. Since then Mom has encouraged me to read it. But reading my own book simply to read and learn from it always felt really weird. I just couldn’t do it. With everything that’s happened in the last year, I felt like I could read it and not cringe. I was reminded of how much God loves me, how I’ve grown, and the people that God has surrounded me with that love and support me! I’m learning to celebrate the little things. Those little steps of growth or change. Learning to celebrate where I am in life a little more than just wishing I was somewhere else.

On Tuesday we celebrated Dad’s birthday!

He wanted enchiladas so we made a HUGE spread of Mexican food. Enchiladas, tacos, rice, refried beans, and chips, and salsa. The enchiladas were a new-to-us recipe from a Kent Rollins cookbook Bradley got for Christmas and I made Lemon Bars–one of Dad’s favorite desserts. However, I forgot to add the egg and actually underbaked them a skosh. Somehow, they still tasted good–just a little more like shortbread.

Today marks the last day Bradley has hospital clinicals for this semester (CELEBRATION)!! Seriously though, it feels like he’s hardly ever home between school, lab, work, and clinicals he’s always busy. I can’t keep it straight, and I gave up trying months ago. Instead, I ask what time we need to be up in the morning, who’s home for dinner, and what clothes he needs washed and dried by which day. Thankfully, we were all able to be home for Dad’s Birthday dinner on his actual birthday, and Bradley graduates in December which theoretically should make the schedule more manageable in January. But then again, who knows where we’ll be by then? So in the meantime, we embrace the crazy, savor the moments, and make the memories!

Have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Bailey Sue