26 Things Bringing Me Joy

I turned 26 a month ago, so here are 26 things that have brought me joy in the last month.

1) My baby boy learning how to roll from his tummy to his back. I no longer have to reposition him every 10 seconds when he's playing on the floor!

2) My baby belly-laughing at my husband singing N'Sync hits.

3) Rejoining the church orchestra after a 9-month hiatus due to my tummy becoming so large near the end of my pregnancy I couldn't reach around my cello to play. >D

4) Participating in a spiritual retreat with some dear ladies from my church.

5) My amazing Mom going out of her way to care for my son during said retreat.

6) Discovering my new favorite flavor of ice cream: Homemade brand Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup! Yum yum!

7) Enjoying very warm, sunny weather into October in the Northern hemisphere!!

8) A breathtaking hot pink sunset earlier this week.

9) The new sermon series at my church from the Gospel of Mark. I honestly wasn't expecting much going into it... I know all that stuff already. Or so I thought. The Word of God is living and active!

10) My servant-hearted husband cleaning the kitchen for me far too many times this month even though he has a million other things on his plate.

11) My servant-hearted husband caring for our boy while I got a makeover, had lunch with a friend and got a facial all in the last two weeks! I think I've been having too much fun.

12) Trying out some new makeup and having a blast experimenting with eyeshadow. The only sort of painting I'll ever do well.

13) Listening to Motown and being reminded that I need to listen to it a whole lot more because it makes me feel happy. :)

14) Cleaning some carpets and rugs in my house.

15) Purchasing a cart full of organizational supplies - cupboard dividers, tubs, lazy susans, you name it - so I can get some things off my counters and floors and into cupboards and closets.

16) Playing peek-a-boo with baby boo.

17) Having baby boo fall asleep without fussing while I sing to him for the first time ever.

18) Discovering treasures about God's character in Ezekiel. Again, didn't expect much out of the book. God is good.

19) Trying a really yummy new-ish restaurant with my BFF.

20) Walking to the park and swinging on the playground with my boy. Looks like he loves swinging as much as his mama. <3 font="">

21) Starting a new study in our small group that I wasn't excited about but has brought fresh energy to the group and to my desire to grow closer to these dear brothers and sisters in Christ. I think this is a theme in my life right now. :)

22) Reading a really interested missionary biography - Evidence Not Seen - set in a place that reminds me a lot of the Philippines - a country near and dear to my heart since my husband hails from there.

23) Discovering several wonderful podcasts and finally downloading a streaming app so they're more accessible: Cultivating Life with Sally, Cultivating the Lovely, The Homemaking Foundations Podcast, Risen Motherhood, and God Centered Mom Podcast.

24) Being able to fit comfortably into even MORE of my pre-pregnancy clothes!

25) Laughing with my husband about goofy things like strange dance moves I do when I'm happy about something or facial expressions our baby makes or funny YouTube videos.

26) My husband's almost-limitless patience toward my LuLaRoe and Young Living addictions. >D >D >D

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Hello! I'm Faith. I'm a verbal processor who wants to love the Lord and love people with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. I write to think and think to write. I don't drink coffee. I am a dogless dog lover. I enjoy hosting large parties in my home, and I enjoy being alone. Join me in looking to Him and pursuing A Radiant Face.