I was reminded today that it has been awhile since I posted. Only 10 days! Life has been busy. We have been busy with church, small group,softball, hanging out with friends, work, and of course the children! That may not sound like much, but the time goes so fast when you have something scheduled every night. I do have a amazing thing I have to brag on myself about.....I actually have read two books in the past 6 months. Those who know me well, know that I don't read...besides Hand Hand Fingers thumb. Paul can read a book a day. I can't even imagine how many books he has read in the past 6 months!
I read Captivating by Staci and John Eldridge and The five love languages of Children. Both I highly recommend to all women and those with children. I am learning a lot about myself as a woman, wife and mother. I have sooooo much to learn! I struggle with wanting to be perfect. Yet I am so far from it. I have allowed myself to loose it many times recently. I am battling a 3 year old who wants to be head of the house hold. I battle wanting to control my husband who is the head of the house hold. And have a one year old who probably has control of the house hold! At least my sleep life.
I am learning to try to pray in all situations. I need reminding to pray over the little things. I Pray constantly with Julia that we can both control our anger and our attitudes. Before school yesterday we prayed in the car that Jesus would take away our angry eyebrows and help us to be sweet. I think He came through. We were both a little more pleasant yesterday.
God has us in such a great and difficult place. We are having to depend on God for everything these days. Paul and I seem to be growing spiritually. God has blessed us with new friends in our life and a somewhat social life! We are still waiting on God to bless us with a job and finances. However, he continues to bless us and we have not starved yet.
I love my family and all the time we get to spend together. I hope one day my children will appreciate all the quality time they have had with their parents. They may not have any college money or inheritance, but they will be well grounded with two parents that loved them and invested in their lives.