You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, and training them
up in God’s fear, and minding the house, and making your household a church for
God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of
hosts. Charles Spurgeon
Alexander's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week
Did I say Alexander--I meant Janet's. Last week I had a headache that lasted for days. After the power came back on our icemaker did not work, and the air conditioning in DH's car went out. We crunched numbers and discovered we're about $4k short of adoption funds, and we got a letter of rejection from a grant. In addition, I still have to buy matresses, matress pads, sheets, blankets, and more towels before our new kids come home. AND we did not get LOA.
SO- I wanted to stay like this all week, but limited it to 1 day.
I am having to remind myself daily, no hourly, moment by moment, that this life is not about what I want, when I want it, and how easy I would like it to be. But I am in the refiner's fire, and should be happy to be there.
SO- no pitty party, let's get on with things.
Can someone tell me how this happens in a house with 2 adults, and no children of peanut butter dipping age??
I must tell you that the other adult is the one who consumes the majority of peanut butter in this house.
Remember my kitchen window dilema?
I found a tension rod for $7 at BB&B, and had a coupon.
I was going to make the tabs out of a coordinating green fabric that I also used on the bay window.
BUT, I discovered I had a bunch of cream colored ribbon in my sewing room,
so I wasn't about to sew each tab individually.
I also found the jute rick-rack in my sewing room, left from a shower curtain project.
It took only about an hour in the sewing room to solve my delima. My next sewing project will be a custom made straight jacket for myself--if we do not get LOA soon.
God is in control, he loves me and knows what is best!!