It's been a long week. As I have spent time cleaning up vomit, soothing fevered brows, and dealing with accidents and injuries this week, I have experienced a side of parenting that is not the pretty side...but I've realized I like it. God created me with a mother's nurturing spirit and when I get to use it, it feels good. There is almost nothing in this world that I would rather do than comfort a child. We are experiencing much change within our team this week and it's been somewhat difficult. Amidst all the hard moments and the stresses I am learning more and more how to trust God in his plan and to rest in the promise that he will never give us more than we can handle. A friend shared a verse with me this morning that really hit home: 1 Peter 1:6, 7. "In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory, and honour when Jesus Christ is revealed."God is certainly stretching me and testing my faith. Some days I feel like Gumby (I wonder what I did with that shirt..wish I had it with me). At the end of the day I pray that my perspective will be right and that my priorities will stay in line. Thanks to those who read faithfully and pray for me. Your prayers are getting me through the hard days!
Love you all,