Here I sit at the computer....on resurrection day. The resurrection of this blog, that is. Thanks to two of my sweet girlfriends (you know who you two are...), I "reconsidered" this blog. This is what I've prayerfully come up with...
This will be my place to document my family, my heart and my love for and walk with the Lord. I decided this blog should be written for my kids. I want them to be able to see their life (since I'm a terrible photo-album-keeper/scrapbooker!), and I want them to truly know me. Since at this time in their lives, my "job" is to be their Mom and not their best friend, I want them to be able to look back and hear my heart for them...and for the world the Lord has put us in. So this is for them. And me. And you, if the Lord so chooses.
It's not to impress. I will not allow myself to get trapped in comparisons. I will not struggle to speak, if the Lord hasn't put something on my heart. It's His, mine and my kids. If you want to take the journey with us, we're blessed. If not, we're still blessed.
Right at this moment, I have a broken camera. So I don't have the ability to take new pictures. This could cause me much "blog anxiety". But it is what it is. And I give that anxiety over to the One who can free me from it. For now, I'll just write until I can photograph, too.
How me and my family have been since March:
(2)Growing in our trust of Almighty God each and every day. We're still "touch and go" with paychecks. They are spotty at best. Some months (okay, only one month in the past 8) are feast, while most are famine. But God knows exactly where we are. And that's where He currently chooses for us to be. So I trust. I wait. I do the next right thing daily. And wait some more. And know that God is good.
(3)The boys are changing, growing. They are little people now. Little people with wills of their own. Hearts of gold. Hugs that would melt a glacier. Smiles that are heartwarming. They are discovering who God is. What his Word is...and means in our daily lives. They are learning daily what it means to need God, by dealing with their own hearts bent towards rebellion, as are all of our hearts.
(4)My husband and I are working...lots. He is continuing to press on in his line of work. God is opening doors and will bless as He sees fit. It's all in His hand. I have re-picked up a home business I used to work when the boys were tiny and it's been fun to see God bless it. I keep eyeballing Him. He's never steered me wrong yet...in all my 40 years of livin'.
(5)Lastly, Bill and I are just enjoying being married. We're relishing being parents. We laugh a lot about the things our kids do ~ things that are easy and things that are "difficult". We know this time is momentary...fleeting. He's a great leader, that man. And God love him...he puts up with me. Not only that, he loves me well.
I'm going to bed now. I'm tired. And grateful. And blessed.