Friday, October 28, 2011
The end of a week
This week has been one of those weeks. Full of stress. No down time. Too much to do. And feeling overwhelmed by it all.
Tim is stressed. He is heading to China for two weeks for his annual medical mission and the paperwork has been a little slow going and I haven't had the time to help him with it. I am excited that he gets to go and do this trip again. He loves it! But it means me and SIX kids... I am trying to mentally prepare myself for two weeks of busy and that it just might be okay to skip some activities if need be... to keep my sanity.
Lilah is still having some issues and at some point hopefully I will be able to share more in depth what these are and how we dealt with them, but it is wearing me down emotionally.
Trying to look at the positive side of things... this week is finally over and everything got done that needed to get done. We are looking forward to some Halloween activities this weekend. Our community has some fun stuff going on, the kids have their costumes ready to go and parties to prepare for.
I found these skirts (with leggings underneath) while in Phoenix and the girls love them. Zoe repeats over and over "I am so pretty!" Yes, she is. Despite the stress sometimes... I would change nothing about my life. I have been given more than I ever asked for.
Some difficulties teach patience
Some difficulties teach us to have compassion
Some difficulties teach gratitude
Some difficulties teach us to die to self
Some difficulties build character
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. -- Proverbs 3: 5-6