Life here has been ultra bonkers! In the last four months we have been to more doctor visits than I care to count. While I was pregnant with Laney I contracted a very common virus that could have been harmful to her, so we had to go through a litany of testing. Thank the Lord that He decided to spare her and she is now a happy and healthy four month old without any signs of the virus doing harm.
But just to keep things interesting I thought I would throw a doctor visit for myself into the mix. I had my appendix out two weeks ago… I know, crazy right?!
Survive or thrive. It’s my choice. Circumstances will be the same, but my mindset will make all the difference! Will I just endure the monotony of wiping sticky hands and smelly parts all day, or by relying on God as my strength and my refuge, asking Him to help me constantly, will I thrive in my new responsibilities to shape these little hearts and build up leaders? It’s hard, very hard, but it’s growing me up and changing me in the best ways.
My first hurdle was school ending. That means three kids at home with me all day. Rather than turn on the TV or listen to fake hunger pains that usually arise out of boredom, I decided to make a plan. Each of the 12 weeks of summer we are learning about new things… veggies, bugs, outer space, colors, sports, weather, the farm, etc… we are reading books, making nature journals, using our bodies and our brains and learning about the world around us! It is going to be a total blast and you can read about it here.