This week we got to eat with friends on New Year's Day, which was fun and chaotic - sort of par for the course. So glad we have such good friends.
This week I felt like all I did was fix stuff that was broken. And stuff kept getting broken. So, I used a lot of glue and tape and tried to not inwardly curse any time I heard a crash or another wail.
This week I began meeting with a woman I have asked to mentor me. And it was so great, and she was so encouraging. I realized that I need help with my blind spots from someone that is a little farther down the path. That was a real bright spot this week.
This week I realized all over again that going shopping with the ladies feels a bit crazy. Also - we NEVER use the carts in the ways pictured on the handles. This is what is often more likely.
This week I have spent a lot of time at the house trying to recover from Christmas. The girls have both helped and hindered the process, but they have often looked cute doing it.
This week I had a meeting with several orphan care ministries in Little Rock, and I am excited to see what God can do with everyone working together!
This week I have felt that my children have been extra whiney and screamy. It has required a lot of discipline and prayer and begging God for patience. It's made me nervous for what having 4 kids will look like. However, I have also been reminded of the many ways that we have been blessed. My children have been healthy, and ultimately, God has his hand on our family. I can see that in so many ways, and I am so thankful.
This week I have been wondering what I should put in all of the blank spaces that Christmas left. What did I put there before?
This week I have taken the Beth Moore challenge to memorize scripture this year with girls from my community group. Already, it's been a blessing. Scripture always is.
This week I have realized that trying to get Bella to wear a bow is almost pointless. (Just like trying to get Bella to do anything she doesn't want to do.) This morning, at a play date, the bow seemed to be lost, but as we were leaving for lunch, I looked down through the window and spotted it on top of the netting. Can you see it?
I went down and managed to retrieve it, while other moms looked on and tried not to let me see they were giggling. Then, we lost it on our Hobby Lobby trip. A lost cause and bow.
This week I realized that daily naps are a thing of the past for Bella. While she still gets the two hours of quiet time in her room, she no longer uses it to sleep. Which is a shame.
This week is almost over, and I must say, I am looking forward to getting our groove back next week. That is a bright light on the horizon!