Nov 6th: the kids' joy

Today Lucy and Eleanor had a playdate with Eden and Abbie. The first time we've had them over to our house, a year after moving in. Hearing them chitchat, watching them create a puppet show, and even overseeing the piƱata they came up with filled me with gratitude for His kindness to us. We are so lucky to have wonderful friends so nearby, and to be virus-free, and to have a yard, and and and

His hand was in the chapters of The Body again. The only explanation for the stunning, ever-increasing, completely inimitable bundle of ecosystems each of us literally is. Listening and trying to keep up with all the fascinating facts about bacteria, microbiomes, spores, penicillin, fissures, neurons... His artistry and attention to detail fill me with awe.