Even in the margin, you can wear yourself out. And that is where I am today. Completely exhausted. We’ve had nonstop company for three weeks, which I loved. Truly.
But today, I have to admit, I’m about as worn thin in my mind, body and spirit as I have ever been. Kind of reminds me of those days before we got married–so filled with activity and planning that by the time we said, “I do!” And “We will!” we also said now where can we go find a place to rest?? So we went on a honeymoon.
I think we need another right about now.
On the family side of things, we are enjoying seeing each of our kids grow in new ways. Noah is leading mentoring this week. Kylie is looking outside herself to help and encourage others and using her gift of music to help lead youth band, as she sings. Tabor is competing in battle of the books and spelling bee-and even helped lead “big church” worship yesterday. He was terribly cute! And Sydney is beginning to read more fluidly, as we homeschool. We still have a steep road ahead and will likely homeschool next year, too. But the best gift is that Sydney has asked Jesus to be her Savior! She will be baptized the last Sunday of this month! Such a gift!!
After writing all this, I find myself refreshed…just knowing that God is working in our family–each one. We still have struggles. And burdens. And yet more company coming at the end of this month. But we hang tight to Jesus’ hand, as we hear Him say, “I’ve got this! Come get away with me awhile.”
So we run to Jesus. And there we find refreshment for our souls. He is so good. And He will mend and provide and teach and lead and carry us…when we come to Him.
Pictures of our last couple of weeks below. Enjoy!
The end. 🙂