My heart was so filled with gratitude as I took time to recount the week today. Thoughts about my week included musings in these categories: The wonderful, the hard, and the funny. I thought it would be medicine for my soul to record them and maybe encouraging and slightly entertaining (some of them) to others. I remember that I have a story to tell of God's faithfulness! So, with no further delay...
*David was back to a "normal" schedule this week after several heavily stacked work weeks.
*My 13 year old boy having a great time with his grandparents in Oregon. I miss him a lot, but I am so thankful that my in-laws want to keep this tradition for our kids! It is a treasured and eagerly anticipated experience! Also, thankful that after a week, he finally started missing us, and called to tell me so!
*Sitting in the quiet prayer room this week after a hard few days. The Lord is my refuge, my hiding place, my firm foundation. How I thrive in His presence! An how I am strengthened and encouraged in prayer, worship, and Scripture!
*A chance to be hands and feet, a blessing in action to a friend that I hadn't spoken to in a while.
*Being involved with CornerStone International. I love this group of people. And I love praying for them, being involved in ministry all around the globe in the throne room of our Great God!
*Swimming pools and water slides with the kids.
*Being mostly successful with getting up early to have time to read and pray. Not a morning person at all so this is a work of God's grace to enable me to do this!
*Enjoying the little local farmer's market, with the lovely folks that bring their goods to sell. I was especially thankful for the kindness they showed to my rowdy crew.
*Walking through the Wilmore Caboose for the first time and having our friend Ken answer our questions. I've been here for 21 years! It is about time.
*Early Friday morning morning sharing and prayer with a dear, dear friend!
*Feeling more at home worshiping with a new body of believers.
*Taking Keenan's dog for walks with the kids while Keenan is away.
*Aaron is crawling! Aaahhh! Every. single. minute. I have to watch him, or have a sibling with him. He particularly loves cords, little things, and my table by the couch. : /
*One child in particular still struggling with attitude, submission to authority, arguing, rudeness... This kid can wreck me quickly! Additionally, the door seems to be closed to the counselor that I thought would be good for us. So this weekend, I started looking again.
*Aaron struggling with night-time sleep.
ok... I have a terrible memory, in case you don't know. So all two funny stories I can remember are from today. But there are not usually a shortage of them in this home!
*First, was in worship this morning. The pastor was teaching and I was holding Aaron. Micah was beside me and he handed Aaron this little clover flower one of the littles brought in. He was investigating it and enjoying it, so I made a mental note to watch him with it. Except that I am forgetful and prone to distraction. :) So a few minutes later, he gags and almost throws up. I first think, oh, no, he is going to be sick right in the middle of the service on the floor, but then I see the stem he is still holding in is hand. And I realize it is only a stem now! No flower! I almost laughed out loud (in church!) as I realized he had eaten the flower. Well, at least it was an edible variety and there is no need for concern! HAHA!