I just had to share with you the new stroller that God provided for us. It has hard rubber wheels and the front wheel swivels! We finally wore out our old single jogger stroller and had to throw it in the dump. It lasted 10 years! Jacob LOVES this stroller and has a lot of fun with the steering wheel toy attached to the front of it. People were very generous at the baby shower and I was able to purchase this and a new playpen that we needed.
Also, God must have heard your prayers for me, because last night I slept like a baby for the first time in weeks! It was wonderful. I felt like a new woman. If I could just have a good night like that once a week, I would be a different person.
I went to Mom's Morning Out today and the topic was all about disciplining. We touched on having kids clean their room. I would love to have your opinion on what you do. I have heard both sides of the coin. The first side: We never make our kids clean their room, it's their space type thing. The second side: We require it to be clean every day before such and such happens. I really struggle with this and Steve and I are opposite in our views. So please tell me what your family does about it!
It was so nice having Steve home. Wednesday is going to be a full day. Homeschooling, prenatal massage, Steve's meeting, and AWANAs. I'm really looking forward to the massage! She works on me for at least an hour and a half. It just feels so relaxing and the best part is it is free because she's trying to get her prenatal license. I'll be her guinea pig! Nooooo problem!
I made a Greek Lemon Chicken dish for dinner tonight, which the kids didn't like that much. They ate it, but picked through the peppers and onions. It was easy and it was good. I was completely out of fresh fruit, so Steve went to the store for me and picked up some. Again, it's so nice to have him home. Pushing a shopping cart at this point is agony. I can feel my sciatic nerve tighten up by the time I get out of the store.
I also typed up my newest devotion today and sent it to my sis for proofing. It is called "Searching for Significance". I hope to get it out before the baby comes.
I am loving my Beth Moore Bible study on Esther. It was slow going at first, but now I can hardly wait for the next day's lesson. If you have never done a Beth Moore study, I would encourage you to try it. They are terrific. "Breaking Free" is my all time favorite!
That's all of my ramblings for now. Life is good and I'm trying to remain positive despite the pelvic pain that is always with me. Only three more weeks to go. God will get me through one day at a time. I know He will. Blessings!
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball