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So we aren't moved in quite yet to the new part of the house, but I did pretend we were this past Saturday morning (my due date) and took a 30 minute shower in our new master bathroom.  It was one of my most favorite showers ever.  Yup, I decided that why shouldn't showers have superlatives!  Of course I loved it because I love the subway tile and the rain water faucet.  I love the window that I opened to let the [sneak peak] of fall crisp weather in.  I love what a labor of love it was to create this shower.  But here's the moment I really loved...

I'm in the shower, you know, showering, and David knocks on the door needing a measurement.  He sneaks in and trys to be in an out quickly without notice.  However, M has already fallen in love with this new water world haven and pushes in right behind him.  "I want bath! I want water!"  As we giggle at and try to wrangle her away from the shower (because as this point we don't have up glass or any sort of curtain - its still an open shower) who else decides to barge in, but our 7-year-old French Bulldog, Oscar.  Not only does he invite himself into the bathroom, but walks straight on into the shower!

So now I'm standing in the shower, a full 40 weeks pregnant, with my dog, watching my husband chase a wiggly squealy super cute 2-year-old around the bathroom.

Oh! I laughed so hard I almost cried.  There in that shower, where I had gone for escape and quiet and the therapy of steamy warm water on my tired body, I instead was gifted with a glimpse of my beautiful life -- a moment in time that reflected all the goodness, grace, and mercy I have been afforded.  My heart flooded with joy and thankfulness.  I came undone to myself and in the first time in what felt like weeks or maybe months,  I felt washed of all my worries, stress, and fatigue.  It was the shower my soul needed.      




16 comments...:

  1. I love your perspective! Nothing quite like a family shower... ;)

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  2. What an amazing moment! Those simple kind of moments are my absolute favourite.

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  3. Oh my heart, that is SO precious! :')

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  4. oh but i love that small glimpse of your shower and subway tile!

    also, even more, i love the picture of family you share. :)

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  5. amazing. Such a beautifully candid moment.

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  6. This is so beautiful to me, just how you took in the whole moment and enjoyed the life you are blessed with. Because honestly, I would have been annoyed. My showers are like a holy grail to me and I get very aggravated when I have intruders. Love your heart!!!

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  7. such a great Monday post to read. Love your blog...welcome to my world. I have two munchkins at home, they are wild, but the best!

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  8. is there anything better than the clarity that comes with those bursting moments of unexpected joy? love when you just suddenly realize how full of grace your life is.

    m | http://twohandfulsof.wordpress.com

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  9. Have you read the children's book Five Minutes Peace? Well, someone else must have had the same experience you had and wrote a book about it!

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  10. http://www.amazon.com/Five-Minutes-Peace-Jill-Murphy/dp/0399257071

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  11. I don't know which is funnier: the dog running around the bathroom or your daughter.

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  12. what a beautiful moment that you were able to share as a family! thank you so much for having this link up every week! I love it!

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  13. i love this post and i love that shower!

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  14. haha! too cute! good for you for enjoying the moment :)

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  15. What a beautiful moment you were able to enjoy . . . the fact that you had eyes to see it is such a gift. So beautifully written!

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