My heart has felt like it has been in sad waiting mode while my body has had to keep quite busy entertaining, and being entertained by, our four children while Eric is in Utah. When we pray for Daddy and Grandpa they are quite intent on the topic, but within a few minutes their minds and hearts have moved onto other things. And I realize what a gift children are to us — how while bringing mess and chaos into my world they also have a remarkable way of bringing unexpected joy into our sadness.
So here are two videos depicting joy that our children have brought this past week. The first will make you at least smile! — Ian has a very contagious laugh.
“Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.”
The second is from Annie’s dance recital dress rehearsal held last Saturday. She has been working towards this for the past year — her first year of dancing — and we loved watching her up there! She danced with utter abandon and no nervousness, unaware or uncaring of the four or five hundred people in the audience watching. (You’ll see it’s still the rehearsal but its fun to watch anyway. Annie is wearing yellow in the first dance; blue in the second. She is usually over on the left side).