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I am still working my way through several books, my favorite still being Hinds' Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard. I think I might have to finish it and reread it immediately to specifically think through applications of the different allegories through the Christian's journey. What is the Valley of Loss, what do Resentment and Self-Pity look like in my heart? It's the perfect read for encouraging my heart in this confusing time.
This week I started an Acacia top for Adelaide in that beautiful Knit Picks Cotlin. She chose the color herself- bright pink Cerise- what else can you expect from a three year old girl? Little sister Amelia will get one next in that sweet coral-orange colorway called Conch. Lyddie needs summer tops and a dresser full of the cute ones I would love to buy is not exactly in our budget. All of a sudden it sort of dawned on me that I can think of knitting as more than a hobby; it can be a practical way to provide adorable and usable garments for my girls. Up until now it has been a hobby for making novelty items but this little light bulb really inspired me. Don't ask me why I have knit for this long and never thought through this before; maybe because garment knitting is still pretty new for me.
And that little sweet face? Has been waking me up for an hour and a half in the middle of the night, I think because she just doesn't like the darkness of our bedroom since she calms and goes to sleep as soon as I turn the light on. My desperate-for-sleep solution at 3 am last night? I found a nightlight app on my phone that turns off with a timer. She closed those sweet little eyes and slept for 5 hours.