Sunday, January 13, 2019

So a New Year is here...

And my girls and I are back home.

This post will be random and jumbled, because that is exactly what my thoughts are right now...random and jumbled 😉

We were gone for almost a month and my mom still does not have definitive answers as to why what is happening happened.  (did that sentence make any sense?!)  The girls and I might travel back out there if needed, but for now, we are home.

It was awesome to come home to see my husband!!  That moment when he walked outside to see us when we pulled up, there is nothing like it 💖.  It was weird to come home and take down and put up all of the decorations, to have missed the holidays completely - SO weird!

The girls got the cutest book - Cilla Lee-Jenkins, Future Author Extraordinaire by Susan Tan.  We read a little aloud each day as my mom felt like it, we LOVED this book!!  We took our little chihuahua with us, since he used to be my grandmother's dog (she passed away a few years ago) and lived with my mom until we brought him home with us.  It was nice to have one of our little guys with us, but we missed the others terribly.  My husband was a rock star and kept the zoo in check ❤ .

My word for 2019 is quiet.  I have been thinking about this word for a while.  What it means to quiet my soul before the Lord, to wait quietly for Him, to remain quiet when I want to speak (so hard for me!)...Quiet is not something that comes naturally to me.  My word last year was holy and I feel like I completely bombed it.  I didn't forget about it, I didn't fail to think about it, I just failed to implement any type of plan to pursue holiness.

I found the neatest thing while we were in KY.  It is a book called Question a Day, a Three Year Journal.  Monday through Friday I ask my girls the question and write it under 2019.  Saturday and Sunday my husband is asking the question.  It will be SO neat to see how they change each year.

About five or six years ago I saw this idea on a blog somewhere about tracing the handprint of each kid in January and selecting a scripture or two to write on that handprint to pray over them for the year.  I LOVE doing this in January, when the girls are grown I am going to attach the handprints together and make a book for them.  I fully intend to trace their hands and pray over them well into adulthood.  One of the main scriptures I am praying this year for them is Ephesians 2:10.  I ♡ LOVE♡ LOVE ♡ LOVE ♡ that promise.

Well, we were home for less than a week when we had to take one of our rabbits to the vet for a UTI.  Life does not slow down, even when you feel overwhelmed.  Oh and I dropped my iPhone about a week before we left and the screen shattered.  My husband has been letting me borrow his, it is SO weird to use someone else's phone, but I am SO incredibly thankful that he is SO generous and kind 😍.  I hope to get my screen repaired in the next few weeks. 

Hope your new year is off to a beautiful beginning.  Please keep praying for my mom, thank you SO much for praying!

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