Redeemed Friday

today is friday and in the spirit of highlighting the favorites from this past week {or two}, i thought i’d start it off by sharing my friday morning with you… 

so, we have this checklist… {see here}
and this morning, we thought it would be a great idea to check another thing off the list and eat donuts for breakfast!

now, if you know me at all, then you’d know i’m not a terribly huge fan of donuts {especially for breakfast}. but it sounded like a fun thing to do… and once in a very long while, is not going to kill me, right?! 

so, we headed out… chris, little M and myself down to main street to check out a couple donut shops. it started out ok, but after waiting in line at 2 different shops {one of which we were in the hot morning sun} and little M deciding he wasn’t in the mood to wait anymore… it was starting to not be such a fun idea.  there really was no good place to sit and eat inside the shop, so we decided to walk until we found a bench or picnic table somewhere nearby. 

we ended up walking about 3 blocks, but after a block and half or so, carrying 30+ lbs of whining, irritable toddler {while starting to perspire}, and my nerves in a frenzy, i had a mommy fail moment and snapped at little M with an exasperated and frustrated tone.  for the next block and a half i tried to maintain some form of composure while feeling angry… with little M and with myself and if i was really honest, i was starting to feel His Spirit nudge me. what’s really the issue?  did little M really do anything wrong? or am i just frustrated because i’m being inconvenienced? hmmm… convicting. 

in a few more moments we stumbled upon a bench near a stream of water. and truly only by God’s grace, he took a really bad morning and redeemed it. 

and we ended up having one of the best times yet while here in breckenridge.

so, after eating our donuts… 

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and since little M is always looking to throw objects in to water…

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our little family of 3 sat together on the bank of the stream,
little M throwing in rocks, and chris and i taking in the moment, listening to the water roaring by
and just enjoying being together 

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  so… today, i’m thankful for the redeemed moments in life and some of the favorite moments too ~ 

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 ~ experiencing the mountains together

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 ~ love this little boy… 

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~ one of little M’s favorite to do’s — smelling flowers. 

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~ putting our hands in the cool mountain water… 

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~ and having my sweet sis visiting here with us for a week 

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~ linking up with rachel over at finding joy… 

friday favorite things | finding joy

Published on: August 10, 2012 | Tags: ,

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