It's been a whirlwind of a year. This year we have bought a house, spent weeks getting settled and accustomed to a new place, I've school 4 children officially and started 6 recently, I've found out I am a mom to 9 children, I've learned how to really make real food as Jim transitioned to a full time job that has him gone until 7:30 pm four days a week, I've grown in the knowledge of the goodness of the Lord and watched as He has answered prayers in so many areas of life. And that's just a brief overview.
Normally I have so much to say, but this year words seem to escape me!
God continues to change and mold me into His image as I constantly fail to be the woman I desire to be. But every failure leads to more growth and more knowing the deep love of the Savior! By His grace I'm becoming more like Jesus as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, and worker. By His grace I'm learning to own my sin and seek to live in His strength and power through the Holy Spirit living in me.
I'm learning what is important and how to evaluate each moment according to the priorities that God has given to me. I'm seeking what it means to be a worer at home both in my home and using my home for work. He is really reminding me about my call to write and working towards getting my other blogs going and getting my book published. But not at the expense of my family. How much I have to learn in all of it, but I'm learning one step at a time.
This year my birthday was full of life. And by life I mean everyday things: sick babies, a quick grocery store run, a doctor's appointment, Jim needing to go to a meeting. But it was a beautiful and wonderful day as I got to snuggle with my babies and do what was needed to care for my family to the glory of God, because that is what life is about! Even on your birthday.
What a blessing to have another year and I pray I have many more in this amazing life God has given me in part of His story! Father, thank You for making me a part of Your story and Kingdom. Continue to teach me how to live my part in it to Your glory!
|Even in the chaos, Jim and Lillian made some delicious THM lemon cupcakes for my birthday!|