Thursday, February 17, 2011

There is sunshine in my soul today

Sunday I baked cookies for the first time in my entire life! Even though I am a brownie addict, I have never been a fan of "other" sweets. However, I get a hankering for some warm, ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven with a tall glass of ice cold milk. Yum. In order to satisfy those cravings, I have been content to open a package of Toll House cookies and plop them on a cookie sheet. Good enough for me! Not Sunday. I decided to try my hand at Jori's Peanut butter blossom cookies as well as experiment with throwing some chocolate chips in the remaining batter once the first batch was done. Success! They were so good, and I was tickled that I did something mommy-ish.

Don't believe that I am addicted to brownies? Before my husband and I were married I would tell his mom that I wanted my wedding cake to be made out of brownies. It was a running joke for awhile. Ms. Judy was always such a sweetheart and knew exactly what to do to just make my day, so she made this multi-tiered little brownie cake out of brownie bites just for me for my wedding reception.

Brownie cake

Monday I attended a local baby wearing group meeting and FINALLY learned what I was doing wrong with my Moby Wrap. It is so much more comfortable for both of us now that I was able to get some pointers. I LOVE it! I have been able to wear Lily at some point nearly every day this week and it has been wonderful.

I did not notice until yesterday how absolutely gorgeous it has been outside. Yesterday I opened the windows, let the breeze blow on my face, listened to the birds chirping outside, and marveled at the beauty Heavenly Father has created for us to enjoy. Sometimes I feel like He makes days like that just for me. I know I do not talk about things so close to my heart very much, but I truly feel His love in quiet, peaceful moments like those. 

Today has been equally beautiful so far. I decided that I should pack Lily up and we should both go outside and enjoy nature. It felt so good to soak in some sun, because sunshine for me truly is happiness! I love sunshine! When the sun shines on me, it's like Heavenly Father is giving me a warm hug. I remember when I would sit in music theory class on some days, and a ray of sunlight would happen to shine right on my face and nowhere else in the room. I would always have to look up and smile because it made me feel like Heavenly Father was noticing me. It was a simple little thing that made me think of Him in the midst of my busy day. 

Lily in the Moby Wrap

I am so thankful for moments like these where I can ponder Heavenly Father's love for me. I do not do this enough and it is so nurturing to my soul! To copy the words of one of my favorite hymns, There Is Sunshine In My Soul Today!


  1. I loved this post, and the title is so fitting! I know what you mean, and I think its wonderful that you can be so connected that just a bit of sunshine can you make you feel so whole...

  2. So fun! I just happened upon your blog via a tweet about the FB giveaway and I was like...must find non-giveaway post to tell her how adorable her blog is!!!!!!!! I love it. I really love this post too. I'm sure we'd be kindred spirits! :)