Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rainy Days

" I lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1

So..who was it that said life is good?? Was that me?? Blah, blah, blah....
Seriously, the last several days have been well, you know...."one of THOSE days." Not just one...but about three! I have had major sinus headaches that start each morning about 10 am. They are those dull, nagging headaches that just make you want to lay down and close your eyes in hope that the pain will subside. Baby has had the runs and severe diaper rash because of it. He literally pooped 8 times yesterday. I tried watching his diet, baking soda baths, hair dryer on the bottom, olive oil, Desitin, Boudreaux's Butt Paste and as you can see in the picture...letting him run around "free!" The latter only resulted in 3 pee pee accidents (one right at the crescendo of a praise song I was singing so that I could REJOICE in all things) and a poop accident in the tub!! Fun stuff. I literally kept thinking, "I can make it til 6." Then found out my husband had to work late. The rain and humidity just added to the whole atmosphere inside the house! SO..are you getting the picture?? Yes..life is good, but some days life is messy.

I KNOW I am blessed. I am a sinner saved by grace, I have a wonderful husband and five healthy children. I KNOW what I should do: think on things that are true, honorable, etc., pray without ceasing, pray scripture over my situations. Yet, on days like this I feel like I am barely hanging on.

So far this morning I do have a headache but Baby has only pooped 3 times this morning!! I can be thankful for that. I love my children and my husband. I have a nice, dry home to watch the rain from. We have food in the fridge and a friend bringing us dinner tonight. I thank God for His refining in me and His grace. I love Him dearly and couldn't imagine my life without Him. Especially on rainy days...

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Beginning

So...after watching many of my friends enter the blogging world and being a blog stalker for well over a year now, I am giving in! My current vision for this page is to keep friends and fam updated on the FUN "happenings" around the house, a place to post pictures (because I am a nut about taking LOTS) and to share the ups and downs of my journey with God and my family. Some days seem so crazy with the demands of raising five kids and home educating them as well. Other days... I cherish each moment as I watch them grow..learning about our Savior and discovering the simple joys in life. I know I was created for this- to be a wife and a mom. So I rest in that. Life is good.....