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Home Rehab Day 29: A Birthday and Small Steps Forward 

First of all, it’s Crockett’s birthday today!

This is the last birthday we plan to have on Pinewood Drive.  Crockett has celebrated every birthday here, so this move is especially meaningful for him. (Though he doesn’t really realize it.)

That was how we ended the day.

Before the cake, we were busy…




The addition of the cross wasn’t initially planned, but when it worked out that way I was in love.

{I kept it for a surprise for IV, but he came and saw it before we left tonight.}

I was thinking as I worked that my blood and sweat are in this (my first) tile project. You know tears usually come in the package with sweat and blood, but (thankfully) none of those were shed today.

Instead, those will come later…

on some random hard day…

and I’ll probably cry them in the shower.

At that time, having this cross in the tile pattern will serve as a reminder of the blood, sweat, and tears shed for me in a much bigger patterned scheme.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

Ephesians 1:7‭-‬10

It was a good day overall.

…And Lulu likes the country:

Photo credit: Duke

Praise the Lord.

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