She was waving her hand! Hello! :)
1. Rain and bath times. If there’s one thing about Rain, she’s the twin who knows what she wants and gets it—I’m loving that about her! So last Friday she spent the whole day almost like scolding me for not being able to figure out what she wanted. She cried when I wasn’t carrying her the way she wanted to be carried. She cried when she woke up hungry and her milk bottle was not ready. She cried when I couldn’t put her to sleep. I was starting to get frustrated! But as the day was nearing its end, and I was getting her ready to take a bath.. alas, her first smile of the day! I found out that Rain is happiest when I’m giving her a bath. I don’t know why I didn’t notice this before, but now I’m aware of how comfortable and happy she is when she’s submerged in a bath tub full of water. I think she’s starting to live up to her name!
2. Solitude. Solitude is hard to find these days, but I’m thankful for times when the babies are asleep, and for extra sets of hands (my husband’s, our yaya’s, or whoever’s available) which give me time to breathe. I hardly have time to go out these days since I work at home too, but stepping out to walk for a few minutes a day, or at least plugging in my earphones so I can zone out for a couple of minutes, works wonders for me.
3. Encounter Weekend. It’s the Encounter Weekend in our church and D was, again, one of the speakers and counselors. He came home tired from the whole day, but as he took time to tell me stories about the Men’s Encounter, my heart swelled with that familiar feeling of joy, knowing that he’s doing what God calls him to do and that he loves it. Another batch of men and women are encountering God these first two weekends of February. I’m excited for them! They may not know it yet now, but their lives are never going to be the same again.