that is about all i can say is what a week we have had. it has been a week of yuck! we have all been either in the midst of being sick with a cold, getting over a cold or starting a cold over the last week. so that has not been fun. on top of yucky colds, we have also been under attack.
last week, i created a morning and an afternoon schedule to help things run smoother on a day to day basis. one of the things jamil and i felt we needed to implement in the evenings was time to pray and read the bible with our kids. we do this with our kids but not every night with any kind of plan or discipline. we may read one night & work on memory verses another. with our kids being 8, 5 and 3 (the baby just chills out or is asleep) we thought we needed to create a more structured time of prayer and reading. so we started that consistently this week. and wouldn't you know...
~ josh had a rough week at school behavior wise (talking when he shouldn't be, taking things to school that he shouldn't have - nothing serious but enought to warrant a trip to the principal's office).
~ jordyn also had a rough week at school - she has had the nasty cold and not feeling great - this makes her very crabby and tired. i got an email from her teacher about her talking too much and she wants me to come in for a conference so we can redirect her.
~ jesiah woke up on the day of his best buddies birthday party with a fever of 101.7. our friends' planned this party 6 weeks ago making sure we would be there. so i had to take the big kids and the baby and leave him home with daddy.
~ i have felt very worn out and frustrated with where i am right now. feeling like i just don't take care of myself and everyone else is first.
thankfully, jamil and the baby haven't had anything other than colds to deal with.
what a coincidence that we start a family devotion time and we are really intentional this week about guiding our kids and praying and reading with them and look at the attack we are under.
we shall overcome and continue to thank God for all He is to us. He continues to amaze us and a bad week will not have us question who He is.