All is Grace...

The last few days have not been super fun.  The boys have taken turns getting sick, and Luke is on what I hope is the tail-end of this cold with a possible mix of pink eye ugliness.  David and Luke haven't been sleeping well and it's made for long nights and rough days.  I can't say it's the worst it could be, though, so I am grateful.  Brian is back at work and we have a full weekend ahead which includes hosting my mother-in-law, attending the Epiphany dinner and play with our homeschool group, and of course, little Luke's Baptism and brunch afterwards on Sunday. 

I wish I could say that I have handled everything with grace.  But I haven't.  I've lost my temper several times and haven't been as compassionate as I should be with my sick little kids.  David is giving me a run for my money lately and I don't know what to do with him sometimes.  I'm desperate for him to potty train but also lack the extra energy and hands needed to make it happen.  The boys all need more sleep and are just not themselves. 

I wish I could say that I have learned profound lessons and had deep spiritual insight during the last few days and that I could pass such wisdom onto you.  But I haven't.  Leave that to the other bloggers, I suppose.  But I'm doing it and it will be okay.  God is here in the midst of it all and we're plugging along, enjoying the moments of peace we are offered, and hoping that we all feel better soon.  We've done lots of puzzles and played games.  I've been able to get meals on the table, change diapers and keep the house clean.  For right now, that is success.  I've done lots of in-my-head blogging and someday I will hopefully be able to put into words and onto the screen the thoughts in my mind and heart.  But for right now, we rest, recover, and renew and remember that all is opportunity for grace.


  1. Oh bless you, it is hard when they all come down poorley one after another. Would it be possible to do a little less and make your life a little easier, you're still healing physically from giving birth. Potty training will happen, a little delay now will be all forgotten in a few years time, do you want to play with the homeschool group, if you do, great, if it's a added stress prehaps cancel this time? Again with the Epiphany dinner do you want to go? if you do great, if you don't could you send everyone else without you and put your feet up for a while? I hope this doesn't sound critical, I really don't mean to be, I've been just where you are and I just want to say, be gentle and kind towards yourself, and insist everyone else is too. I'm praying for you and hope that everything goes smoothly on Sunday.

  2. Ah, sounds like my fb post! I take comfort in the fact knowing I'm not the only one having a hard time! Just gotta hang in there during this adjustment period...and make use of onfession when we fall. Thank goodness for that!


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