How did I get here??? I don’t deserve your goodness Lord. I am in complete amazement of what you are painting my life to be. I stand in Awe of you tonight and Promise I will always remember that this is from you!
The boys went to “Kid’s camp” last week and it’s been evident that God is moving in their lives. Even when mom has been “so busy” and they have bounced around dealing with the dynamics of having 2 homes. Our God is at work! To know that God loves my children even more than I do and that HE wants what’s best for them. I could be the best mom in the world and still not feel like I’m giving them what they deserve. I am so thankful that I can trust HIM with my beautiful boys….
Yes this is Andrew reading his Bible… We sat ouside together today and had our devotions together. His birthday present request for his 9th birthday…. A Bible with his name on the cover…
Lord God I pray for my boys to make a difference in their generation… Thank you in advance!
I’ve been carpooling with my mom this summer to work. I usually drop her off and then I usually have about 15 minutes to spare before I need to be in to work. I have found a spot (old parking lot) where I park my car and just dedicate that 15 minutes to praying for my day. It’s amazing all the things that God lays on my heart.
Well this morning, I could just sense GOD’S presence in such a unique way that it made me begin to cry.
I am just so Blessed.
I want to feel like a little girl when it comes to my faith. I want to be known as someone with amazing FAITH. God please don’t ever let me be comfortable. “WOW” me with your Great Power!
So this past spring the twins played another season of soccer. Their team was undefeated. It was so fun to watch them play together with their team. They had an awesome coach who was a parent to another set of triplets, 2 boys and a girl. His boys were on their team too. Their coach is coaching again for the sailor select travel team and called tonight to say he had 2 spots left and NEEDED my boys to be on his team for this fall….
Blare also finished his first baseball season and did AWESOME too!
So proud of my boys!
Oh and I’m getting married in 48 days…
So I returned today to a place where I built an alter at last summer. This is a place where I made some promises and left some burdens. It was a great healing process for me. I was so happy to see that it was still there today and it left me reflecting…
Restore my passion today for you. Use me this week to be your vessel. Bring people to me that need your heavenly touch. Set my heart on fire. Help my desires to be your desires.
Well today was the first day of summer break. The boys were excited to sleep in and be in their p.j.’s all day. I talked with my parents neighbor who would be keeping the boys occupied throughout the day. My dad also was planning to be in and out.
Perfect right. (?)
Well, around 11:00 , I receive my 4th phone call of the day at work….
David- mom, I’m bleeding…
Me- what. Why are you bleeding?
David- because of Andrew, he hurt my lip
Me- put Andrew on the phone
Me- Andrew what did you do?
Andrew- I’m bleeding too.
Me- why are you bleeding?
Andrew- because of Blare, he hurt my foot
Me- Put Blare on the phone
Blare- I’m bleeding too mom, I hurt my hand (but not from punching anyone)
Me- WHAT?? why are you bleeding
Blare- I don’t know, I mean we were all like best friends, and then the next
thing I know, we are all bleeding.
What’s a mom to do at this point?
Me- well why don’t you all give each other a hug and apologize to each other
okay now sit down and write aunt Sara and Malachi a letter and call me
when you are done with that.
This might be a long summer.
They are blowing at me and running from me (?)
I’m unsure of the progress made at this point.
I’ll press on.
This week the boys endured their last week of the school year. One of their highlights was on this past wednesday when their whole school participated in something called “Field Day”. This is a day that the boys look forward to all year, even though their teams have never won. (Poor boys)
On Tuesday night, although it was raining, they all decided to practice for this important event. While I was helping my mom make dinner, we saw something run by the window. I stepped outside and captured some pictures of what I found. (So sweet)
They told me they needed to get to bed early…
The next morning, they rubbed out each others legs and shoulder muscles.
Trust is such a lovely word in a world thoroughly self-indulged and complicated. it is quiet. simple. it represents freedom. rest. letting go. there are so many unknowns in life:
our children’s struggles. a tentative move. critical talk behind our backs. a search for our own identity. bills to pay.
let go completely. TRUST. live with it all in an open hand before God. Jesus promises he WILL work it all out. I do believe for you, always…
a new sunrise.
~ann kiemel anderson
I read this tonight. Thought I’d share.
Psalms 46:10 (Be STILLL and know that I am God.)