Monday, June 17, 2013
All of this just another illustration to the phrase we may as well record, press play and hit the repeat button... "this is just the phase of life we are in"
This whole small children thing... takes the challenge to a whole new level... Children come with things... things that have LOTS of parts... they also require every single ounce of time and energy that you never knew you even had. That is why our token phrase is "this is just the phase of life we are in" It's not our excuse for not getting things done... it's how we comfort ourselves in the fact that although we never stop moving and trying to get the laundry to where it needs to go or keep the pile of clothes that are not quite dirty... or the toys or the sippy cups or the toy-littered bath tub at bay.... and it appears as though we've "lost our touch" we're actually doing our best... and it could be a whole lot worse.
But at the end of the day, our job is to insert as much love and knowledge into our little treasures that God has gifted us with. After checking on their sweet sleeping faces before going to bed last night I said to Mike... "they're completely exhausting, but they're only this little for a little while" So I guess we just need to embrace the moment and trust that everything will get done... and it always does when it counts.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Okay so I am waving the white flag. My bad, at the new year I said something like... "Bring on 2013, there's no way it can be anything like 2012". I really thought a several month battle with severe infant allergies, a run in with cancer and all of the other 2012 craziness couldnt be topped!
Well the past 3 weeks alone we've come mighty close. It started with a child birth followed by emergency surgery, 5 days later a 911 call and another 5 days l later the hospitalization of my 10 day old son. As I sit up nursing my baby, reflecting on it all here on March first. This is what I am thinking.... This happens to be the month of my 10 year wedding anniversary. I can't help but think " okay Satan if you're trying to create adversity, youve only reinforced or made stronger our bond, and although you have your tiny moments of victory when I am overcome with fear for my sons next breath; it is not you who I cry out to for help and strength. It is Jesus. So you still lose. You will always be a loser. So you may as well go pick on someone else because Im already taken. That is all.