My word for this year was SERVE! God could not be teaching me that more clearly
the last few weeks. We've dealt with our fair share of sickness
and whiny-ness. And through it all I serve my family. Just the other day
I was at my wits end. I went to bed so defeated - it was so hard to selflessly put the boys' needs
ahead of my own all day. I couldn't fill one more sippy cup with a
whining toddler, or hold my boy one more time b/c he was grumpy
and stubbed his toe for the 20th time that hour. I felt like I was getting nothing
in return for my giving all day long. And I had a bad attitude
about it all. It was not pretty. God has just been bringing it to light
how much I need to call on him for Strength and Grace - to wake up early
and from the very start serve my family with a happy Spirit.
I say this a lot - but I'm so thankful that God forgives my selfish heart and
gives me a new beginning each day. That he loves me through my ugliness and b/c
of that I can wake up and be ready to serve. And I fail and get irritated - and then I beg for
forgivness and press on with his mercies that are new every morning.
When I first learned that I was going to have 2 boys 17 months apart I will admit I was wondering
how crazy my life would get. But now
I could not be happier. These two are both very agile, full of energy
and talkative - but they entertain each other so well
They are best friends.
My days are filled with lots of hustle and bustle
but sometimes I just love to sit and watch as their minds create scenarios and
imaginary play together. I love hearing them communicate with each other.
They also have an amazing Father! He honestly plays with them better than I do,
and has an easier time playing imaginary things with them.
They adore him and he adores them.
I wanted to share a couple pictures I've captured of the men in my life because
I don't want to forget how blessed I am to be able to SERVE these