McLife

Learning, living and loving life with my other Mc's.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Psalm 46:1

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

I started my Bible study with the kids last night, and that was their memory verse for the week. I found myself needing it tonight. Scott has been gone all week, and I have hit a wall. It happens often at the end of a long week without him, but it never ceases to strike me. I go from being energetic and fun to completely grumpy and short-fused in a second. I do want to finish writing about New York, but there has been no time. Right now, I am fighting to keep up with my kids, feeling like I've cleaned up the last mess, and kissed my final boo-boo. I am D-O-N-E, DONE folks! But God is my refuge and stregnth.

Hopefully, I'll be back soon :) New York deserves it!

13 Comments:

Anonymous Nikki said...

Well, since you put it like that.... :o) Love ya girl!

Nikki

6:04 PM  
Blogger Pressing On . . . Jen said...

Hang in there, get a good nights sleep, and stick to your verse. I have always believed fatigue to be one of a moms biggest enemies! One of the best things to do besides recite scripture is (when you get the moment in time-which I know isn't often) to calm yourself down with a bath, a good book, whatever it is that calms your spirit so you can be renewed. I believe that God allows us to "hit the wall" because it reminds us of how much we need Him to "make it through our week." We cannot rely on ourself for strength--it must come from HIM! When I have "lost it or had enough" the "old man -or woman in my case" (Romans 6) trys to come up out of the coffin! I have to nail that sucker down as fast as I can- sometimes I am quick and sometimes not so quick! It happens to show me that my focus is not on the right person. God is your refuge and strength--let Him be that and don't try and do it alone! Girl . . . it does get better (a little:))! Your a great mom & wife-- just make sure you make time for yourself and don't feel guilty about it!

7:14 PM  
Blogger Pressing On . . . Jen said...

Oh yah, one more thing . . . you beat me on the new post--I'm still in the drafting process!

7:15 PM  
Blogger keri said...

Hey there. You are not alone... It's hard without Daddy/Husband but you are a great mom. Hang in there! I'm prayin'for ya!

8:24 PM  
Anonymous sleepless in cali said...

I love you babe. I miss you a ton. Thank you for all that you are. I was dreaming today of when we will walk a beach again together, hang out on a boat with some gay guys :) (inside joke) and fall asleep at 2 in the morning in each others arms after hours of laughing and talking and playing stupid games like "when i first met you." See you Sunday!!!

9:52 PM  
Blogger Stace Riley said...

Sorry you had such a rough week. I'm glad you found some insight in His word.

Keep your chin up, chica !

7:21 PM  
Blogger Mills Family said...

It takes a lot of courage to find strength and refuge in God. According to webster..."refuge..a shelter or protection from danger or distress, a place that provides protection, something to which one has recourse in difficulty"....good thing you found courage to use this recourse.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Hi-d-Ho said...

I just praise God you are sticking to the routine of "training up your children" even when you are alone doing it. The Lord is going reward you girl...even if it was---Him giving you the verse! Wish I could bring you dinner or chocolate, or something... I'll pray for you!

7:20 PM  
Blogger SunJane said...

I love you girl! Really, I really really do.
-sun

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

You are so NOT done! I know you feel like it sometimes though. I'm amazed how you keep it all together with 3 little ones! I'm doing my best to work full-time and keep my little Lily in line. I'm sure it is tiring, but as you know tomorrow is another day and you'll find refuge and strength in there somewhere!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Baby Sis said...

I just want to say something to everyone that reads my sisters blog and gives her such encouraging words....you are awesome! I am in Texas, tearing up reading all of your comments. Nevermind, that I'm an emotional basketcase...hehe But, I am so glad that she has such a strong group of friends to lean on. Thanks a ton. I know she appreciates it!!

4:02 PM  
Blogger April said...

I can't remember what I was going to say b/c I got grossed out by the "sleepless in cali" comment, who I am hoping is Scott. Just kidding. Great that we can turn to scripture for our strength.

6:11 PM  
Blogger velvet said...

April, those are all inside jokes. Don't get too grossed out!

7:28 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home