This week got off to a rough start yesterday. Well, really the next two weeks…
I had arranged to pick up my sister to come and help me this week so that I can get some stuff done around the house, finish some decluttering and get a bit of a head start on some blogs for when baby comes, and then to pickup my brother next week. Those plans have fallen through. Yesterday had lots of tears and crying out to God. In the end, we make the plans (even the detailed get the house done daily scheduled plans), but God decides our steps. He is in control. His ways are not our ways. More ways to rely on His grace and joy.
So, the next few weeks I am going to try to get through my lists anyway…we will see how it goes. If you feel inclined to pray that the children cooperate and that God will give me the energy and focus to get everything done that would be much appreciated.
This week has brought some more reminders of how the children imitate us. Just little things.
For one, B, when he got frustrated started saying “Jesus help me.” We had a talk about how mama says it as a sincere prayer, and how if that is how he means it, it is okay, but if it is just an exclamation then it is not.
D went around trying to put oils on his toes like I do to the kids before bed.
L prayed for her brothers when they got hurt, like I have shared that we do.
We are in a break period from story and science times, so that is one less thing on the plate.
This past week I shared some Mother’s Day Gift Ideas and some memories from a missions trip.
I have a few posts scheduled for later this week.
If you are interested in guest posting over the summer, I am looking for blog post submissions. Right now I have one, and I would like to get as close to 24 as I can. For more information you can check out my Google form.
The Spring Bucket List is well underway. This week we finally got some sunshine to enjoy. We pressed some flowers and had a picnic. We are planning to go to a new museum later this week. We found some four-leaf clovers (and one five leaf one!). We found a great book at the library to aid in our bug hunt. If you want to follow along, you can check out my Instagram account.
We got some rain this weekend which helped wash away a lot of the pollen. Hopefully that means that my allergies will ease up.
There have been a few weeds popping up. Trying to take care of those right away. Also reminds me of how important community is within the body of Christ.
On to the linkup!
The Aprons & Pearls Link-up
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