Sooo, everybody has them. The days where you wake up late, rush the kid to school. Come back and everyone is in a bad mood because they’ve had to rush around. Before the hubs leaves for work, another kid is getting a spanking. The kids don’t want to listen all day long, you get told you’re a bad mom because you were trying to be silly. (They’re little and don’t always understand so you have to show them some grace there but those comments still sting a little). They’re whining and complaining about every little thing they have to do or that mommy does for them. No thankfulness shown whatsoever. (Wow, is this what God feels like?!) The house is a wreck and you don’t even know where to start. Lots of clothes to wash, dishes in the sink, clutter everywhere…toys also everywhere. Just wow. When a day like this is happening, the first thing you should do is sit down….k, I’ve done that. Take a breather. Okay. Talk to your Daddy. Pray that you can show grace and mercy to your kids the same way He shows them to you. James 1:5 says “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraideth (to reproach or chide) not; and it shall be given to him.” Pray for wisdom! He’s not going to discipline us for asking for wisdom! That you’ll make the right decision regarding your kids (or anything for that matter). We love our kids, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t spank them. When we do discipline (not punish) we should do it in love. Sometimes that means you just need to take a breath so you’re not smoking out of your ears when you talk to you children. I started writing this post out of frustration. I didn’t take the time to sit down and pray as I should have. Prayer should be our first response to anything shouldn’t it? We don’t always do it, though. Jesus says that He leaves HIS peace with us! The peace that passes understanding. Thank you Daddy for your ever-present, unending grace and mercy but most of all YOUR love!! I don’t know about you guys but I’m feeling a lot better! 🙂
So, since my last post about knowing that my husband (Dubs) is a preacher, we have been offered a position in a church. It’s amazing how God works. Currently, we are considered interim. We want to make sure that they are sure they want us 🙂 I won’t lie that I’ve had a hard time leaving Waterstone. I love the people there. I miss them. And the people here are really great. As with any new friendship or any kind of relationship, it’s takes some time to know people. My husband can talk to anyone about anything for any amount of time. It’s a gift…at least I feel like it is. For me it’s a little more difficult. Once I get there though, you can’t really get me to be quiet. So I am a preacher’s wife. I have lots of learning to do, that is for sure!
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance . Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”. The Bible says we WILL face tribulation. This isn’t a maybe kind of thing. Our family recently went through one of these. It didn’t really affect the kids so much because they don’t really know what’s going on. We found out in Sept that we were expecting. Unfortunately, we live in a fallen world and we found out in Oct that we miscarried. We know that our Daddy works all things out for our good. It was emotional and sad but there are also good things to realize when this happens. One, to realize that we already have 3 blessings that God has given us. Often more than I feel I can handle at times although I realize that’s not true 🙂 We are healthy people and nothing can stop us from having another one. There were circumstances leading up to this pregnancy that made it a possibility for miscarriage. Another is that leaving our home church and people familiar and going through a pregnancy may have been really difficult for me. Very emotional at least, so as far as “the best time”, maybe this wasn’t it. Another thing is that the procedure I had to have was paid for. What a blessing and relief to know that God is looking out for us and found a way to provide for this. Whatever the reason (which we won’t know) we DO know that we ARE blessed, in all things. I didn’t bring this up for people to feel bad for us, or anything. Mainly to show what has been happening in our lives. I’m sure this put a somber note on things so let’s just get it peppy again 🙂
Our family is on the last birthday of the season…whoot! I love to throw parties, but they do wear me out! Haha. This last birthday is also a week after our Anniversary. I’m thankful for friends who are willing to keep our three barbarians, I mean angels, so we can go somewhere for the night. Little bit’s birthday was a success last month I think. We had a birthday in Paris with a little photo booth and accessories. Lots of fun. We also had a ninja turtle birthday in Sept. We attempted to make a big pizza cake out of cupcakes but when that fell apart, we decided to make miniature ones. They turned out cute. This next one will be Despicable Me. He loves the minions 🙂 I’m sure our friends are ready for us to stop having parties. Never fear! The end is in site!! Next year we won’t be doing anything huge like the decorations, etc. The money does add up!
The most recent thing to happen was our car breaking down. It really was a God thing, at least how it happened. We were to be going to the movies to meet our friends and going to get some food before hand. Little Caesar’s has a lunch special for 4 pieces of deep dish with a 20 oz. No, I didn’t need to be eating it (hopefully Romen isn’t reading this :)). Anyway, Dubs asked if I wanted to get some near the movie theater or closer to where we live. I said the latter. We got on the interstate after getting said pizza and before getting to the next exit, our engine started clunking. My parents happened to be on the exit behind us…what a coinkidink (is that how you spell that?). They came to get us and their car wouldn’t start. So the guy that came to tow our explorer, was able to get them jumped off. Theirs is a battery issue we think. We ended up slinging a rod out of our engine, leaving a gaping hole. We were sent a picture..pretty crazy looking. So it looks like we’ll need to get a new vehicle! Unexpected but it’ll get figured out 🙂 Thankful my parents have a vehicle for us to borrow while we’re searching for one. Otherwise, we’d be in some trouble.
You can always count on some kind of craziness from us. We are crazy people. And now I leave you with a picture of my fall turkey wreath. Cause I just think it’s cute….and seasonally festive 🙂