Just having a regular day - so to speak. Nothing earth-shattering. Ran a couple errands with the kids this morning and then (since they were SO good) we ate at our local Dairy Queen which has an indoor play area.
At DQ, we ran into Viking #1's 4-yr-old friend from church, "E." E and her grandma (who watches her in the afternoons after preschool while E's parents work) and #1 and I had a nice visit. E's mom is the head administrator for an elderly care home which opened this week. Needless to say, her life's been a little hectic lately. E's dad is also struggling with a new job. These folks have become good friends in recent months. They seem so busy balancing their respective jobs and parenting and other responsibilities. I really feel for them. I remember what it was like to work outside the home all day and return at night to another pile of things to do...and that was before I had a hubby and kids! LOL
Anyway, I said all that to say this: isn't it funny how we all minister to each other, a little here and there, as we go through our days? My two "church moms" were there for me last Sunday. And, today, I felt "nudged" to do something for E and her parents. So, I came home, doubled-up a batch of stew I was planning on making for dinner, threw a bunch of good smelling stuff in the bread machine, and offered to feed them and let the girls play after a long week for both families.
It just feels so wonderful to make something homemade and simple and hope that it helps ease their burden a bit. It's one of the reasons I chose to stay home so I would have time for things like this. Just kinda basking in my little SAHM glow today. And, lovin' being home with my babies.