1. Events like baby dedications, always catch me off guard in how they merge the ordinary (family, kids rumbling about, loud chatter) and sacred (setting apart a little one to Jesus, extending your hand in faith and commitment, cherishing the sacred invitation you've been given to love this little one and her parents well). All my family sat in the front and worshipped together. Moments like that are rare and so, so special!
2. I love to watch my friends kiddos. Having Mr. F around to join in the fun makes it that much better. Slides are awesome! But somehow, they don't last as long as an adult?
6. I learned (well relearned) what an extraordinary privilege it is to be a step-mom. Eric is a kind, fun-loving, tender, welcoming soul who brings so much into the world. He is also teachable, open, and pliable....as in he learns from his mistakes and is growing in wisdom. What a humbling and beautiful gift it is to co-parent with Mr. F. We cherish this season as he transitions to leaving the nest.
7. When Downton Abbey is not available (dying for Season 5) we turn to Call the Midwife for our BBC fix. Its a simpler story but I never tire of watching those babies be born and I'd like to think I'm learning some things along the way should we be blessed to have our own.
Well there you have it....what I learned in August!