Little did I know then, that I would end up with a child in a cast, being sick myself with a nasty cold that has settled in my sinues and another child fighting to breathe before the week's end on top of everything else I was already overwhelmed by.
I wasn't sure I was going to make it.
But, guess what? I did. I REALLY DID!!
Lauren has met the challenges and figured out how to function with her cast.
Isaiah seems to be out of the woods with his breathing. I feel like he turned a corner in the middle of the night last night. I was trying to get him past that point before I leave for this retreat!
The last thing Rick needs this weekend is to have to take him to the ER while also caring for the other 5 children.
I feel like I have turned a corner, too with my sickness. It is not over, but knowing that I will get some really good rest this weekend encourages me.
This verse has been a source of great comfort this week since I read it from my friend, Courtney's blog. God is up to something. It has been an 18-month process, but He is still working. This verse reminded me of that:
"Watch closely, I am preparing something new;
it's happening now, even as I speak,
and you're about to see it. I am preparing a way
through the desert;
Waters will flow where there had been none."
Today, I am getting ready for a women's retreat. It is going to be the perfect balance for me of teaching/interacting/seeking God time. I will be getting some really good time with other women but also some really lengthy time alone with God. I am so excited!!
For now, I am finishing up a few things around the house and packing. The kids have a half day at school. When I pick them up, we are going to get cupcakes!! Then, after I drop Cody off at wrestling practice, I will have almost 48 glorious hours(wait, make that 47, I am getting robbed of one with the time change) away to rest, refresh, and relate to others and God.
I am excited to hear from God. I am excited to seek Him. I am excited to get away. I am excited to rest!!