things I want to remember about today:
We went to Coolidge Park for a huge easter egg hunt and outdoor service. The kids loved it and so did vitaliy and I. The gospel was presented clearly several times, and the music was great.
Afterwards After the events were over, we stayed a few hours longer. Vitaliy went kayaking in the river and I stayed with the kids at the water fountains where they played.
I was glad that, while I was getting tired, I didn’t get into a bad attitude. Vitaliy came back and took the kids to the field to fly a kite.
We came home. Soon we were back out in the yard, V with his hammock up and I in the lawn chair. We did our own egg hunt in the yard. The kids enjoyed that, and Vika did a neat job later doing little egg hunts for Andre.
I was also glad I didn’t go out, but I was able to stay and be “with” my family in every way. And around 8pm, I corralled them, we cleaned up some, and I gave the girls massage with peppermint essential oil in olive oil—they loved that and want to do it more. I had this idea from reading Attached at the Heart about the importance of touch, and I’m trying to see ways I can incorporate healthy touching into life. This was a hit.
Then I read 3 chapters of our latest story. And Skyla fell asleep; Vika came downstairs and fell asleep in her room.
I felt today like I am finally, after studying and reading about parenting for about 5 years now, being in Parent University—I’m starting to make read progress and do a better, more intentional job. Like I am investing more of my self into parenting now. Feeling like I’m doing a good though imperfect job. Giving more and more of my creative, emotional self into this.
A lady at the egg hunt witnessed to Skyla while painting her face. And Skyla was clear that she didn’t want to pray and accept Christ. … Praying for her.