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I WILL SUSTAIN YOU


Confession: today I listened to Bing Crosby's White Christmas. Not ashamed. It reminds me of the day Phoebe was born (we listened to it in the hospital) and I'm feeling ultra sentimental as her first birthday creeps up on us. Second confession: My children do not have Halloween costumes. I'm excited about November. November for me is going to be all about savoring the moment, being thankful, not getting caught up in busyness. It's so hard isn't it? This morning I found myself really distracted and rush, rush with the girls even though I was up in plenty of time to be organized. I got home just in time for a meeting and realized that somewhere along the way my house key fell off of my key chain. Locked out. With Phoebe who needed more clothes on. No breakfast, no diapers, no wallet. It's moments like these where I straddle tears and laughter. It's so absurd what life throws at you sometimes, but it always works out. We had breakfast with dear Annette who took care of us while my dad fought traffic to get us back in the house. Again, thankful.

My heart has been stirring. I can feel God moving in me and it makes me slightly uncomfortable but thankful that He's there guiding me. Sam and I have been talking about traditions and we are going to be starting a new one for Thanksgiving which I'm really excited about. I am also working on some Christmasy secret things with Joni to share in the coming weeks. So many good, good things, but I don't want to continue to draw from myself. I need way more of the Lord and way less Lesley W Graham. Know what I'm sayin'?

We were praying in small group last night for our biggest struggles as mamas... mine is to be in the moment. I'm a dreamer, and I think that's a good thing but sometimes it keeps me from experiencing joy in the right now. I would love it if you wanted to share yours so that I and anyone else that feels led can pray for you.

"i will sustain you" print by kelli murray

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8 comments :

  1. It is important to be uncomfortable. I am praying for patience - because like you I'm a dreamer and I want all of the things to happen RIGHTNOW. I love the idea of sharing your prayers and praying for others too.

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    1. me too girl! you are doing an awesome job and things will happen. i know it. praying that you would be able to content in the process. XO

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  2. I've been reminded in so many ways this week to be putting God first.. thank you for yet another reminder. I'm praying for a light in my path to show me direction. As the birth of our first nears my heart is more and more unsettled about sharing my time between my work and family.

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    1. I know the nerves that come with expanding your family and direction. Praying for peace and that all good things would naturally fall into place.

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  3. i know how ya feel, friend. my wheels are always turning. sometimes i feel this close to being that frazzled mom i never wanted to be, and have to reign things in a bit. the first birthday coming up (on saturday!) certainly isn't helping things. the tears just flow whenever i think about it. praying that you (and i) can just be and live in all that the present moment offers. and just to make you feel a little better….josephine doesn't have a costume, either…wah-wah. xo

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    1. thanks for making me feel better erin!! happiest birthday to sweet josephine. will be celebrating in spirit!!

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  4. Love this post and the one with your favorite things! Thankful for you!

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