I'm joining with Ginny today at Small Things for the Yarn Along. This week I'm knitting on a new pair of wool longies for Rosebud using the Picky Pants pattern. This is the second pair of these I'm making for her and we really love them but she needs a second pair for when the first ones need to dry out between diaper changes. We've really been loving our wool longies and soakers as diaper covers lately and there's something so sweet and cuddly about a baby wearing wool!
My reading this week is Sanctuaries of Childhood by Shea Darian. I love this book so far and it ties in nicely with what I've been thinking lately about the sacredness of childhood and motherhood. I do believe that as their mother, I need to be sharing my faith with Toadstool and Rosebud. I also agree with Ms. Darian that this goes beyond simply sharing my religion with them through attending church (though that does play an important role in our family) and rather also includes helping them see God's grace and beauty in the world around us everyday.
Having just read the preface and first chapter, this book is inspiring me and there are several things I want to bring to our family including adapting the blessings she includes for coming home and leaving the house among things. I think I will print my own variations of these on some watercolor paintings and hang them by our front door. How lovely it would be to pause as a family and say a blessing verse as we come or go rather than to just rush in or out the door!