Today was just a good day.
Time with a new friend, getting to know each other. Letting our little girls play together. Watching my little doll be as cute as a button.
A grocery shopping trip with no incidents. Good deals. A daughter dancing around because we're having salad for dinner. Fresh coffee. Yum. :-)
Daughters who cleaned their room, put away laundry and gathered up dirty clothes with little need for reminders. A quick sweep of the house, wiping down and dusting where needed. That's one thing I love about keeping a cleaning schedule. Within an hour, my whole house can be neat and tidy.
Days like today its easy to be content. But I clearly remember the not so good days. Especially on these happy days, its important for me I think. It wasn't so long ago that there were no friends in my life. Shopping trips were tear-jerking, stress bombs - having no control over my daughters and no clue how to get control. Cleaning was last minute and chaotic, trying to get things together before Josh got home. There was no joy. It was my winter. Dark, cold, hard, isolated.
Spring has most definitely arrived in my life. Joy, peace, discipline, laughter, growth.
Now if this North Country weather would follow suit - we'd be all good.