Since we brought home our 4th child about 7 weeks ago, (and really even before that) our family life has been a hodgepodge of inconsistencies. We had bits and pieces of daily routines that shifted and changed based on our mood, so the kids frequently responded to the chaos and unpredictability with disobedience. My husband … Continue reading Creating a Family Schedule
At church this evening, my middle daughter spiraled a little after service. She had made some sort of Valentine's craft and was covered in red glitter. She wanted to wash her hands, so i walked her to the bathroom and turned on the light for her. She's fairly capable, so I walked down the hall … Continue reading Cry Out to Abba
So it's been 2 weeks and change since we brought home our 4th baby. There's been a lot of crying, from me as well as the kids. I can say I haven't had a lot of depression, but my level of anxiety is through the proverbial roof. Even the should-be-fun moments have me fraught with … Continue reading Sometimes the Bacon gets Burned
Goals... I love 'em in hockey, football, and soccer, but... I'm terrible at setting and achieving them in my life. You wanna know the difference between a measurable goal and a lofty unattainable goal? Commitment and discipline. Unfortunately, I've accepted mediocrity in many of my life circumstances, lots of times to the detriment of my … Continue reading Goal Post 2020
As I sit here marveling at my brand new baby girl, I'm replaying her birth story over and over in my mind, trying to recount every detail and commit it to memory. One piece sticks out in my mind as the most beautiful illustration of a woman sacrificing and giving of herself to help another … Continue reading Thank God for Good Nurses
Sunday was a special day in the life of our family. My husband was officially ordained to ministry. I can absolutely see how this is what God always had in mind for him; from his specific spiritual gifting to his ability to conmect with people in his curiously congenial yet direct demeanor, my husband is … Continue reading Milestone!
So I have a ton of dishes because... Eh... My back has been killing me and it's all I can do to muster the motivation to stand and wash dishes. Come on, Kitchen Reno! Hopefully soon. That said, I washed a load of dishes, and then decided to go play with plants outside instead. I … Continue reading Cleaning Crafty Pre-Thanksgiving Day
If I fail them in every other way imaginable, I pray that I'm at least able to point them to Jesus, especially on the hard days.
This year has been ROUGH! God has absolutely gotten us through it, but if I had to sum up the year in the prayer I prayed most often, it'd be "Thank you God for bringing my husband home alive and for sustaining our family." Seriously though, when you have a year like that, it really … Continue reading Life Goals
Guys, it's for realsies truth time. I've been trudging through all the emotions lately. The negative ones I feel bad telling my closest friends about because I feel like I leech all their joy with my "down-ness." But I told 'em anyway. And they lifted me up! They reminded me who I am in Christ … Continue reading My Prayer for the Church