Sitting down to dinner, lemon lentil soup. I have been craving it for days but the hot weather just didn't make me willing to stand over a hot pan. Lucky for this particular craving the weather in Seattle took a little down turn today and this summery tasting soup was perfect.
J has been gone for work for the past couple of days and even though it's not that long I always get so excited for him to come home. I cleaned the house top to bottom in honor of his return, and baked his favourite banana bread this afternoon so he has something tasty for breakfast in the morning. I love being his wife and I am so proud of how hard he works for us, I like making time to go the extra mile to show him just how much.
A blog which I enjoy is titled the 'Joy of Homemaking', and today was a day I honestly felt that this was describing how I felt about my day. I was able to create in my kitchen and make my home a welcoming place and I loved every second of it.
I enjoy being in school and learning, but sometimes I get frustrated when I feel like there are other things, like my husband, can get put on the back burner because of it. This week has felt like I have hit a great rhythm with my life. I am making better choices about my time. I am making my marriage a priority, connecting with the important people in my life, and keeping up to date with school. I can't believe it is Friday tomorrow but I am feeling pretty accomplished for the week. That's a good feeling.
On the baby-making front we have one more cycle before we go and see our doctor to discuss further fertility options. August will be a month to make a decision about where we go from here, or at least to make a plan for what's next. Fertility treatment and adoption are both on the table in a very real way. They both have ups and downs. It's a big decision. We covet your prayers for wisdom as we make this decision. I just want us to be on the same page, and confident that we are walking the path God has in mind. For today we pray that God will intervene and give us a July miracle but we are also thinking ahead to the decisions that may be ahead of that doesn't happen.