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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Strength in Weakness

"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:)


  1. Oh my I just love the picture of the three girls walking along holding hands. That is precious! I love their sisterly bond. The other day Amelia reached up and took Molly's hand to hold while walking through the mall. That is definitely one of the individual moments I will remember from this trip, seeing my girls bonding as sisters. I just love all of the pictures of your three princesses. They are all three gorgeous girls and look so sweet. I can't wait to meet Keira and Evolet. God's love for us is amazing and His strength will get you through this.

  2. I love these pictures! So beautiful...all your girls!

    Trusting in God's goodness, who sympathizes with our weakness. Love to you and will continue to pray!

  3. I know its tough but looking at your sweet girls all I can think is How great is our God!!!! One day they will understand the selflessness that went into you getting them. Praise Him!!! Its ok to go day by day He will sustain you and He will continue to help you thru! We love you!!!! Your girls are beautiful!