This past week, Noah had almost zero tantrums and was generally about the incredible human being I've had the pleasure of being with. Which was a change from the previous week, when things like
a) walking in the door b) Waking up c) Anything
would make him scream and cry and lie on the floor for a long while. Somehow, putting him in his room until the tantrum was over worked amazingly well, also for helping me not to totally freak out that my child was freaking out. Moving has brought with it a lot of struggle, which I think Noah internalized. That and getting closer to aged two. I'll talk more about [the deeper parts of] moving in the next few days
In the meantime, I wanted to bring your attention to two more blogs on the right. One is Momentary Delight, the blog of a friend who is really good about sharing about faith experiences. I don't write very much about Christian faith here, though it's at the center of Concrete Gardener, mainly because I haven't been able to figure out how to share in a way that's true but feels safe- for me and for readers. I'm hoping it's something I can learn how to do. In the meantime, read Momentary Delight.
The other blog is my sister's blog, Circles in the Sand. I love my sister's writing style and her gentleness.