Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

It's been almost a month but I just came across the pictures from our trip to the pumpkin patch.
The wagon ride to the pumpkin patch.

The Dude and his daddy.

The girls with their pumpkins.

Daddy giving the girls a lesson on how corn grows.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Wow. What a trying couple of hours, days, weeks...months! My life is crazy. It really is. You may think, "Oh, she's just saying that." But let me assure you, it is sheer chaos! In-between the tantrums, the fits, the sleepless nights, the hitting, the bumps and bruises, the messes and the crying I see glimpses of laughter and joy and love. It's the glimpses that keep me going. Okay, maybe it's not that bad but today really was.

I'm being frank and honest here. Sometimes I don't know why or how I get into these messes. Sometimes I don't know how I'm going to make it through. Actually, I do. Every time I feel this way I realize that I can't do it. I can't train my kids on my own. I can't give them all of the love, calm all of the fits or keep going after those sleepless nights on my own. And that is why I have days like this. That is why I'm in this mess. I forget on whom I depend. If only this little bird brain of mine would remember and comprehend the God I serve!

So, I'm laying it on the table, these are the things I'm asking God to help me with:
  • I want Pear to have a heart that desires to be kind to others and to her siblings. I want her to find joy in sharing and helping others.
  • I need Pear to calm down and not throw fits in the parking lot because it's cold outside or in the store because Jovie's leg accidentally touched her.
  • I want Jovie to desire to honor her mommy and daddy and obey.
  • I need patience. I need patience. I need patience.
  • I want to exemplify joy and thankfulness to my family in a way that is contagious.
  • I need help training my kids to be thankful and not whine or complain when asked to eat their dinner, or help pick up their toys.
  • I need direction in how to communicate and speak to my children in a way that helps them understand and that touches their hearts.
Now, thankfully "Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23)

Here's to a new day, full of the glimpses of joy, dependant on God, washed in Christ's mercies!