Sitting here trying to figure out what to write . . .
I did fast last Thursday, along with others from our agency. In all honesty, it was not that difficult for me, except the last 2 hours when I was dizzy. I haven't had a great appetite anyway. I didn't receive any lightening bolt from the Lord, but that's ok, because I know God doesn't always respond to us quickly, and I know that just because I didn't see an immediate response from Him doesn't mean He isn't working. I am planning to fast again this Thursday.
I took a little hiatus and stayed at a friend's house for a few days last week. i am . . . grieving . . i guess. another travel group was announced and i am SOO excited for my neighbor and friend Carrie, who is headed off in July to meet her son. And Anissa and Adanise too. Really, I am truly happy for you all.
On a different note, my hubby signed a huge contract this week, and I'm REALLY proud of him. He's been working on THIS for a long time.
Also, my nuggets are delightful, and I've had some great breakthroughs with both of them this week. We finished our "teamwork chart" where either of them can earn a sticker on a joint chart for being a good helper/teammember to the other. The reward: YOGURTLAND. :) yum.
Been reading an excellent book: Siblings without Rivalry. Stick around for the book review next post. I think its really equipped me in new ways.
Z has been reading for a while now, but has not been too interested in books, just words/phrases, and prefers me reading to him. So, as motivation, I found a place to download certificates, and I told him that we'd take a trip to Legoland once he's earned 5 certificates (he needs to read a book 30+ pages to get a certificate). He's already earned one, and is very eager to keep going!
R is delightful, and I was just thinking today that she hasn't been sick in SOOO long. She really had so many ear infections as a little nug, and she's been hospitalized 3 times in her 3 years of life for high fevers, and these days she is healthy and happy and dancing and singing.
The kids wake up in the mornings and play together for a good hour before melting, so much so that C and I slept in on Sat till 9:30!!
I try to fixate on all these things, and not dwell on what my heart misses.