Thursday, September 1, 2011
So many things to be thankful for this month!
1. baby whispers
2.three year old singing "O Praise Him" loudly.
3. the way Soeren hums when I give him his pacifier
4. watching the lizards do push-ups
5. her delicate curls at the nape of her neck
6.baby belly laughs
7. Psalm 34
8. Egg Salad Sandwhiches
10. handwritten notes from friends
11. his baby hums as I pat his back
12. Cloudy overcast skies
13. Sunday suppers with the good china
(got really sick and it made me thankful for...)
14. Gypsy Cold Care Tea and Sudafed
15.quiet sick-sleepy days (husband took the kids for the day on errands and I had a quiet house)
16.Morning Glory muffins
17.the sound of a football game on
19.watching her get her ears pierced
20. a clean backyard
21. chocolate chip cookies
22. Clean garage
23. board games
25.when little guy falls asleep on me
26. Shopping Trips with new friends
27. being refreshed by a good sermon!
28. AC that works
29. blueberry muffins from Costco
30. New, fresh magazines
31. My mother's artwork
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I took this picture yesterday after getting back into my car in the Walmart parking lot. To say that "I'm miserable", would be putting it lightly. And also, this week was a toughy. Our AC's compressor died and we are finally back in our home after a little less than a week of camping out with others. The house said 95 when we made the decision to get out of our house, I just couldn't bear another minute at the house. We had some interesting times, challenging times, moments when I felt like collapsing on the floor of someone else's house and just crying like a toddler. Sometimes being a responsible 30 year old is hard, sometimes being a Mommy of 5 is hard (who am I kidding, sometimes?), living out of a suitcase can be challenging (especially when you're a homebody such as myself), but my emotions were getting the best of me and I had to sit there, not answer anybody and just breath and put up one of those "S.O.S prayers" to the Lord. But then He answered in such a great way too. We also got to stay with some friends who made life "refreshing". Board games, chocolate chip cookies, pool time, lots of laughter, etc was like water to my soul. I was at my snapping point and the Lord was gracious. I'm thankful for dear brothers and sisters in the Lord who bring home God's Word in an active and lively manner. I'm now home, in the cool, the kids are catching up on school and I'm catching up on laundry; but I am so thankful for the AC. We've learned something through all of this: never live in a place that is unlivable if you don't have an AC! Oh well, learning to be content in whatever "State" I'm in, even Arizona!