A LITTLE "MOM" NOTE ABOUT ADVENT
OH....I forgot to mention that Jeremy and I are adding onto our house in preparation for our new little baby girl, Gracie Ann. We love our house, and it has lots of room BUT the room is just in the wrong places and Jeremy and I prayerfully decided not to move, but instead to make changes that will make life easier for our ever-growing family, bringing peace to our everyday lives.
Right now, our entire house is torn up, therefore our daily routine has been very uncertain and totally insane.....Some days I think that we must be crazy taking on this addition with everything else life has thrown our way recently, but Jeremy and I can do anything if we do it together with the strength of our Lord.....we have proven that so many times.....and this project is no different. Yikes!! Talk about an opportunity to grow in virtue right now!!
I just need to make it a full-time job.....practicing patience with the family!
The three older kids are bunking together in the family room right now, as most of the upstairs has been blocked off...luckily Isaac's nursery is downstairs at the opposite end of the house as the construction
SOME CHRISTMAS TIME HAPPINESS
(Matching sweaters with my True Love, Jeremy was just the best...I love matching with this handsome man, who I get to be married to forever!! I loved this so much that I formulated a plan for Jeremy and I to live out each day of our twighlight years in matching attire)
I get so excited, even giddy, watching my family and friends unwrap the special gifts that I carefully chose just for them....I love to see the joy on their faces, when their gift brings them true happiness
God bless my sweet Jeremy....aka, our Daddy, who loves his daughter Madison so much, that he takes his time to give her as many driving situations as possible, under his watchful eye, patiently coaching her through every maneuver....well, maybe NOT so much PATIENTLY.....but LOVINGLY, for sure. She will be well prepared to face the roads on her own in a little over a month...but will her mommy heart be prepared ?!?!)
Lord Jesus, please help me to stop and just enjoy everything more intensely, with no earthly distractions preventing me from being "present" in the moment.
Thank You, Jesus for all that You have taught us and how You are using this time away from our normal life to form our hearts into ones of purity and true charity.....so that our hearts delight You as You watch them evolve into what they were truly created to be. Help us to grow in purity and charity of heart