Wednesday, October 17, 2012


happy wednesday y'all.

wednesday came way faster than i had hoped it would come this week. half the week gone. half the week to go. this saying yes thing has been interesting.

i think b has caught on to what's going on and has asked for extra time on the iPad {he usually just gets it right before bed}... no. he's asked for extra tv time.... no. extra cookies.... no. being a yes mom does not mean they get the run of the house or get to do anything they want. it does mean i will stop whatever i'm doing {as long as it's not taking a shower or trying to get the kids out the door to school} and hold c. in my lap when she asks. or read b. a story. or get out the colors. or sit outside with them, just because they want ME to watch them.

it's been interesting. i realize how much i say 'no' and 'not now' and 'maybe later'. it's a lot, y'all. it's my go-to-response, unfortunately. i've had to make an intentional effort to say yes. a lot more intentional than i'd like to admit unfortuantely! ugh!

how's your week going with it? we've ended up making cookies, being pushed on the swings {my least favorite thing to do - seriously}, having a picnic outside, eating breakfast in front of the tv {let's be honest, that one happens all the time}, having a marching band with pots & pans and doing a lot of cuddling.

it's made me slow down.

but then my mind starts spinning with all that i need to do. and, being vulnerable here, want to do.

we have a lot of new things on the horizon for our family. terribly exciting adventures, but along with that comes a lot of hard work, intentional efforts with each other and time management - something i am NOT good at.

my only solace is that all of these things are things that the Lord has all but commanded us to do. to go forward with. to press on toward. i'm thankful to have experienced His leading so clearly in my life on numerous occasions over the past year. it's been amazing. humbling. challenging. trying.

i pray that in all things we embark on we glorify His name first. and put our family above all other 'things'. that we remember what is eternal and what is not. relationships definitely ARE eternal work. have you all been reading edie's hospitality series? my absolute favorite post so far is this one. she says:

"We march through life using people for gain, trampling on their hearts, or worse yet, ignoring them altogether. We have forgotten that this is life and death. These relationships where we live our lives are holy ground.  And it matters immensely how I tread on this soil."


if you haven't read her series, stop what you're doing {unless you're saying YES to your littles!} and read through it. it's great to refocus our hearts - especially before the holidays - a special season of hospitality!

and a special song of encouragement this morning to send you on your day. this has become my heart's cry. enjoy.

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