Blogging has become such an
obsession outlet. I've been really feeling these last two long days and just feeling spent. I'd love for Charles to come home to a wife who wasn't on the verge of tears, but between Nation & adjusting to our lives here by the time 8pm hits someone should really put me in time out.
As parents, you have "training days" where you have to really reinforce some behaviors you'd like your child to behold---that they tend to "forget" every few months [like school over summer break]. Although more valuable than anything you could give them---it's physically/spiritually/emotionally exhausting.
It's not more sleep I need, although I do need more, I just come to the point where I need to be not needed for anything else that day. You know? Not from the kids or Charles. Don't get me wrong, I love them and adore my J-O-B [calling], but time alone is needed to help me refresh and recharge. Hence the blogging. Although I'm pretty sure more should come from Jesus time.
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."
-2 Cor 12:9,10
Currently saying a lot...
1. Don't yell
2. Don't throw that
3. Don't touch that
4. Don't wake them up
5. Don't talk back
6. Don't fuss
7. Come here right now [most popular]
Sticking to our schedule helps, and so does when mommy is totally running on the Spirit and not on Diet Spirit [like Spirit, but with a splash of sugar free Candra]. Meaning---I need more time with Jesus and need to parent more out of His patience, grace & love than running out of mine by 8pm.
Speaking of 8. We broke our swim everyday for the rest of the season goal---maxing out at day 8 yesterday.
Today we met Charles for lunch which was so great. Then we did a lot of playing inside & ventured out again to Kroger. Everyone take a minute and just be thankful for your home grocery store that you:  Don't get lost going to  Know your way around &  Carries the stuff you usually buy. Nation had his own grocery cart which was really cute.
[Nation today & almost 1.5 yrs ago]
Tonight we had fajitas and Charles was understanding, as always, that dinner was served an hour after he got home. He is really taking this---me his first ministry thing---seriously. I feel lots of patience, grace, understanding and love being channeled my direction.
STORY OF THE DAY
Looked for my phone for 15 minutes as we were walking out the door because I needed the GPS on it to help me get to Charles work. Driving away without it--I managed to understand Solomon saying something about Nation hiding it. Even though I'd asked them, Nation then fessed up to hiding it and it was right where he said it would be :)