The other day was a typical day. Chaotic. FULL of ENERGY!!!… My two oldest went outside to play. I had just laid my youngest down for a nap. This is a RARE moment in our house. Peaceful. Quiet. I just wanted to sit down to a nice quiet (late) lunch. I sighed as I looked at the table, but where will I sit?? I just want the “clutter” and mess to go away. This made me pause and think. But do I REALLY want this to go away? This mess is a blessing. Sure, I am working on teaching my kids to clean up after themselves. Yes, it obviously didn’t happen this day (and most days, if I’m honest). Yet, here they are, full of imagination, creativity and ENERGY!!!
I’m blessed. These blessed children. Why, LORD? Why me? Why have you blessed me with these 3? Why have some not been blessed with children of their own, yet they so badly want children of their own. It still hurts. No, I cannot understand, and I never will be able to. But I do know the hurt of losses. Of trying for years to conceive. Being honest: “It’s not fair, Lord, that others seem to be able to conceive so easily.” Yuck, that ugly feeling of jealousy. That’s me. I’ve been there, though I don’t care to admit that.
These days are filled with joy, laughter, and lots of snuggles.
I won’t stop there. These days are also filled with fighting, LOTS of fighting. Ugh… Oh Lord, give me strength and wisdom and perseverance and PATIENCE as I help teach them how to work through “life’s difficulties”. I am NOTHING apart from you!
P.S. Arielle’s test results came back and everything is NORMAL!!! All thanks be to GOD!! We still need to get her hearing tested. Regardless, we praise God for this precious life!