Olivia can be a complainer, especially when things don’t go her way. But then have you ever known of a 2 1/2 year old girl that isn’t? Girls tend to be more dramatic and emotional, that’s all. But Olivia, oh this child!! Someone once quoted Shakespeare when referring to her saying “Though she be but little she is fierce” and there has never been a more perfect sentence spoken about this precious child of mine. Another sentence that holds true to her is “When dealing with her while she is with out the proper amount of sleep, take 3 steps slowly back and find the quickest escape route possible!” Bless her :) Olivia can scream and holler at the drop of a hat and while Audrey takes the 3 steps back, James doesn’t heed that advice and he stands up to her which can lead to some serious shouting matches. J and O are cut from the same cloth though so it’s tough to avoid these types of situations. Their saving grace in all of this though is their cuteness. James can flash a smile that melts your heart in an instant (or say something that makes your head spin) and Olivia is intone with all of her toddler cuteness. And she has an abundance of it. We want to mash her even when she’s screaming at you (most of the time) or when she gets put out. For instance, she was wanting to go somewhere the other day and we said, no, that we were going home and she came back with “Oh rats!!” She really shouldn’t be allowed to be so cute. And yesterday she came in the kitchen door all in a huff about something not going her way and kicked her shoes off and one landed in the the broom closet 2 feet away. Haha. The picure below is the shoe that didn’t get tossed and the items she discarded in her huff.
Any way, we woke up this morning and even though it was foggy, cold and raining outside, the day looked the brightest that it has since we, well, I can’t remember since when. To make a long and complicated story short, the Lord gave us peace about the decisions we were facing and we’ve decided to stay where we are and move forward with some other prospects concerning the house we are trying to sell. Our “problems” are not solved but when the Lord settles your heart and mind about things it can feel like they are. And that’s worth more than anything. I can finally start to seriously un pack and make this little house our permanent dwelling place for the foreseeable future. I cannot find the words to adequately describe how that makes us feel other than peaceful. But I guess that’s a pretty understandable word. If you’ve ever felt the peace of God come upon you in a trying situation than you know what I mean.