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31 Days to Keep a Tender Heart: October 16

 
#538: Today was a beautiful day.
#539: I took a different way to work and got there 5 minutes faster.
#540: I discovered that 3 of my 4 clients had rescheduled and I was finished with work by 10 AM.
#541: I got to hang out at YMCA Camp Winnebago with a group of 8th grade students from Thurgood Marshall School for the Rotary Academy program. The sun was shining, the arm was warm and the students were doing team-building exercises. I spent 2 hours watching them have a great day.
#542: For the first time in over a week, I am caught up on all my paperwork.
#543: I drove around a Rockford neighborhood near the river and looked at fall leaves everywhere in gold, red and orange.
#544: I sat with my mom in the afternoon, a rare treat, and ate popcorn while we sipped coffee.
#545: I visited the neighbor with Karyn. I watched both of them in mom mode, responding to the needs of their children with love and grace, and felt impressed by how they handle the challenges of parenting. I hoped to be a mom like them someday. I enjoyed when we found time to connect even with the noise and chaos of four children.
#546: I had dinner with my parents and talked about what it would look like for me to buy a house, someday. I wondered how far away that day will actually be.
#547: I came to R2HOP and beamed while a good friend gave a fantastic presentation on what a house of prayer is. I relished hearing it from her unique perspective.
Today was a day full of gifts. I thank God for each one and how He wraps me up in His love.

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  1. you were a highlight in my mom crazed day today!! Thank you for seeing my parenting as one with love and grace!! :) sometime it feels like anything but that! SO BLESSED to have you all right next door to add some sanity to my long days! Love you guys to pieces and LOVE this blog! Praying that you see some amazing answers to the desires of your heart this year! You are an AMAZING woman and I consider you one of the greatest blessings in the move to this new area! xo

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