February 14, 2018 by Courtney
I have never been a huge fan of Valentines. It seems to be a “Hallmark Holiday” and just a reason for people to feel like they can’t keep up… especially with children. The kids (well the boys) had to take valentines to school and this morning Ethan asked me why I didn’t get something for his teacher. Umm. I know that teachers like stuff from their students, but I have always been a parent and see both sides. I know their teachers will be okay.
I decided last night (at the last minute) that I wanted to do something special for the kids. I had already bought some amazing cookies from my talented friend, but I wanted them to wake up to something different today.
I decided to set each a place setting with a plate, cloth napkin, a mug, hot chocolate in the mug, their cookies, and then I also made muffins and sweetened cream cheese. I used the confetti from the box with the cookies to throw around on the table. The kids woke up quickly when I said, “Come see the surprise!” They were pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed their morning! Again, this was all throw together at the last minute. Nothing difficult. Not Pinterest worthy.
Today at noon I hosted Bible study at my house. I made a pot of amazing coffee (Ruta Maya) and got the water for tea ready. Unfortunately, only one person came. So we just talked and prayed which was really nice. We have decided that in the future if only one other person comes we will go ahead and do the study.
My hubby had to go somewhere today and came home with a sweet Valentine’s gift. 🙂 Well, that’s on top of the blue tooth speakers that he had ordered me (that are coming in today!).
I have an amazing life. Yes, I struggle with bipolar 2 and severe anxiety, along with insomnia… but I have so much. A wonderful husband, beautiful children, amazing friends, this camp to live at and do ministry at, a beautiful view and a home that I love, a relationship with my Creator, and the ability to take good care of myself most days. We also have all of our needs met, even if the budget is tight.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow.