Wednesday, August 29, 2012
I thought this quote was fitting for my mood lately. I tend to forget how to deal with being busy, as in, doing more than just taking care of Mira daily and massaging occasionally. I can easily let myself get overwhelmed and bogged down, if I don't remember to be thankful for the opportunities that I'm given. Watching my friends babies is such a blessing for us. I am able to be at home with Mira, which is what I want the most. However, I am fortunate enough to be helping two sweet, loving families with their babies. It's really working out great. The Mommies are being very considerate of my families needs and it really is a great thing. Mira is behaving well this week too! She's loving "Her Boy" S and has cooperated for the most part. Baby B is off this week, but will be back next week. I'm hoping that transition goes well for all of us, but we'll deal with whatever. Yesterday I was working from 7am-7pm. Ugh. I also had some major cramps and no energy on top of that. Dear God, that was funny. Let's not let it happen again! I was praying that He would give me the strength I needed to make it through the day. By the time I got to my second job, I was feeling much better. I actually ended that long day feeling better than when I started! I remembered to give Him the glory. I struggle a lot with some things. I try to ward off jealousy by creating new things in our life to be excited about. Not necessarily buying new things, or spending money, just something new to work towards or some exciting event to look forward to. I've kinda been in that funk lately, like, all my friends are pregnant and looking forward to a new baby, or buying new cars, or taking an awesome trip. I'm searching for what our next excitement will be. Often during these times, I try to remind myself to draw nearer to God. To open my eyes and ears and be still enough to listen for the way He is leading us. I guess that would be discernment. I am also reminded of the Prayer of Jabez, and how we are supposed to ask God to bless us.
I think this post is kinda random, so I'll just add to that. I really wish that I could become a more organized housekeeper. Not to impress anyone, just to keep my self sane. Also, I'm really irritated at myself for not being able to complete a couple photo memory books that are long over due for completion. I hope that when I hit "publish" the photo quote at the top fits in the page and is no longer cut off. I really don't have the energy or the expertise to fix it.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Wedded Bliss!We celebrated our 8th anniversary as Husband and Wife this past week. We're not perfect, but we have some really great things going for us! In the midst of crazy schedules and a demanding 2 yr old, it's important to stop and realize that this is our life. We can either get frustrated and stay home, or we can suck it up and torture our kid by making her do the things we want to do! We took Mira to Cooper's Rock with us, where Justin proposed to me 9 years ago! It was much less peaceful and romantic this time around, but I was happy to be able to take Mira with us to make new memories together. When Justin proposed to me, he got down on one knee and said that he brought me there because it was a new place for us to explore and as we travel through our journey called "life" we would be exploring many new places together. OR something LIKE that! Ha! As we were walking through the woods, and playing hide and seek in "Rock City" I couldn't help but reminisce about the journey we have been on since that proposal. Some good, some bad, but I've made it through with an amazing man by my side. Loving and learning as we go. I pray to be a better wife. To learn everyday how to best serve my Husband according to God's plan. To teach my Daughter how to do the same. God's still working on me, and boy does He have his work cut out for Him!
Photo courtesy of Mira!
Adventures in Babysitting!
This week was pretty busy with babies! We watch 4month old Baby B on Monday and Wednesdays, and this week she came Friday also. Baby S will be Monday -Thursday but was only one day this week. He'll start full time when school starts. Let me tell you how BIG of an adjustment this is for Mira and I. I am getting a little taste of what my Mommy friends with twins go through! Mira's working through some jealousy stuff, which is totally to be expected. She has been the center of my attention for 2.5yrs. I need to work on my temper towards her when she's having a difficult time dealing with it all. There are times when she is a really great helper, and other times she's regressing into baby mode and making things very difficult. The babies are getting into the swing of things, and I am confident that once we are on our "regular" schedule, things will get easier. I'm thankful for the opportunity to watch both these babies, and their Mommy's are working well with me on schedules and such. Pray that this is the right path for our family. I'm thankful to be able to work at home. I really appreciate my time with just MY baby, and I'm working on her getting to appreciate our alone time together as well!
Blast From The Past!
That is the theme of the county fair, but I only know that because I looked it up on the website when needing a subtitle! Ha! We tried something new this year, riding the trolley to the fair! What a fun time for the kids! Thursday, Mira and I met Mimi and Kayleigh there. Friday night we took Daddy! We rode the trolley, walked through the animal barns, (the piggies were a favorite!) and congratulated our Cousins for winning Champion and Reserved Champion Steers! We enjoyed some treats, (of course!) went to the petting zoo, and then headed back on the trolley. A great (sticky, dirty, smelly) time was had by all!
Sunday, August 5, 2012
After a pretty hectic weekend, (good, but crazy!) I got Mira to bed early and was relieved to go veg out on the couch. Instead, the gorgeous sunlight shining into the windows caught my attention. I grabbed my Hubby and we sat on the front porch watching just about the most beautiful sunset we've ever seen. I sat in awe of God's intricate creation. The bright blues and greens, yellows, oranges and pinks. Amazing. Just like a painting. These pictures do not do it justice, but will remind me to stop, and witness how amazing our God really is.
We watched as the sun sank lower and the bright beautiful colors faded into a dark sky. I stand in awe!