"But he said to me 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness'. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong."--2 Corinthians 12:9
This has really been my verse for the last 92 days. Yes, that's how long I've been here now. I just want to say right now that despite what you all may think who are watching this journey unfold from afar...I am not a strong person. I'm just not. This woman likes comfort, TV, and good food. I shudder at the terms "running, 5K, endurance, dieting, patience, etc..." I'm fighting battles against selfish desires on a minute-by-minute basis. I complain alot...if not out loud then in my heart. I'm often too harsh with my children and not understanding of their trials. I focus on my own needs and wants more than I should. I'm tired. I'm weary. I'm weak. BUT Christ is stronger than all of that. I'm learning to pray "Give us THIS day our daily bread." or "Just give me the grace to get through THIS day. I'm sure that my tomorrows are filled with more uncertainty and hardships, but I can't shoulder all of that today so just give me today." And just so you guys know...He's faithful. He's given me his strength every day that I've been here and he won't fail me now.
Here are some photos of the kids from this morning. Even though it is NOT easy parenting these three on my own, they are SO. MUCH. FUN! They are crazy and wild and loud, but they are a joy and the only sadness in this is that Darren is absent from all these photos. I do miss him :/
This is our little gang:
Look how big the Maize has gotten. This stuff wasn't even planted when we got here!
Josie's kind of the comedian of the family:
"Look mommy. Look at mah shiiiiIIIIIIIIiRT!"
I love her!
Evolet's the Diva. She likes to pose and pretend she's a princess:)
Isn't she just lovely?
Keira's the little angel. Sweetest disposition!
Best friends. Sisters:)