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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Life is Beautiful

Today III bought a new frame with that slogan "life is Beautiful". And it is. There will be tears of joy and hardships, but I really think till you've been through the valley can you fully appreciate the sunshine and just how good and amazing our God is. Yesterday my three year old pulled himself up onto my lap and said, " mommy eggs are adorable. I am adorable." he paused to let this sink in and then added, " make me some eggs because I am adorable....... And I want eggs." he is too funny. I actually had already begun to cook frozen pizza, but he was very understanding as Pizza must have some aesthetic qualities as well. With this baby my food whims have been really bland or boring or I just can't stand to look at it. The kids have had more sandwiches over these last few weeks and not complained a bit. And frozen pizza. And pasta. And that's all I feel like eating if I feel like eating. One night I even gave them cookies for dinner. The cookies had pumpkin in them and were served alongside trail mix, but still... Definitely not your standard dinner fare. And they have been so amazing and just keep eating the same small rotation of food over and over again. When I do feel good, I am making an effort to seek out time with my older two. My youngest is still at the age where he will seek me out for everything, but the older two are getting more Independant. My daughter and I snuggle in bed every night possible and read a book of her choosing. It's so special and I love her discussions about what's going on in the characters lives. My son and I have been walking in the mornings whenever possible and this too is a special time. We talk, whistle Christmas songs, discuss books, and just share. I'm thankful to have the time to do this with both of them as they are growing and flourishing in kid hood. So, life is beautiful. It is tough, long, tiresome, but there is so much beauty in the everyday and simple things. For instance my husband just came down from putting the kids to bed, rubbed my hair and said he loves me. So simple, yet such an unforgettable moment that makes the tough bearable and the hardships easier to count as joys.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Waiting to Move

We have been asked with baby number 4 coming if we will be moving of our tall little anorexic house quite a bit.... And the answer is yes, I hope, but not yet. First off, I don't relish a move while I am pregnant and in the middle of a school year. That just seems more then what I would choose to handle. If God moves us in that direction,then I'll trust that he will equip and enable us to do so. But on my own choosing, no thanks. Also, in our morning Bible time we read the story of how Saul didn't wait for Samuel to offer the sacrifice and went ahead and did it on his own. I felt like the Lord was telling me, please wait on me and trust me to orchestrate everything. And that's what I remind myself every day... god has asked me to wait and so wait we will. Its hard I feel like other then the above reasons why I am not ready to move, I am ready in every other possible way. Another factor is that my husbands position at work could be changing and we may need to relocate, so we are being patient and again, he is so close to his job right now, we need to just sit tight. So we are waiting and trusting and patiently working on our hearts to allow God to orchestrate everything. We are trusting Him that when He has made it clear it's time to move that our home will sell in a reasonable time frame and that He will pick a perfect location for our growing family. So, may I share what's in my next home list? 1. Another toilet. Seriously, one potty for five people can get a little crowded so yes, this is at the top of my list. I am trying to be very practical. 2. No oil heat.... We've been there, paid for that, and well, I would love a fireplace or two at the next place to help heat our home. And probably gas or electric. 3. A bigger living area.... We live in our house, I mean really live in it all the time since we homeschool, so a greater living area for us to spread out or rather have more room to create and grow and welcome others in to our home who also have big families would be awesome! 4. A nicer yard.... Not huge, but enough. I am trusting God in this area that He will be able to foresee our needs and help us know exactly what would work for us. 5. An extra bedroom or two... Really, I love our bedroom sizes right now. They're great, but a few extra rooms means we can explore foster or adoption options more since PA requires their own rooms. Again, trusting God to find us the right one. 6. If I could be a little chooses,not a development home. I want something a little more unique and um, cozier? I don't know, I just don't feel like they fit our personality. Okay, that's our dream list, well more like our prayer list. We are covering this home and the next in,prayer and just leaning on the Lord. Which, I might add is easier typed then applied, so we would appreciate you partnering in prayer with us! Thanks friends!