Thursday, October 30, 2014

Brady stories and Laynee smiles

The kids of been watching Looney Tunes lately, this morning as we were doing Bible we read about creation. Brady piped up and asked me, " Mommy, dose animals that suck up houses, do dey have dose at the zoo?" At first I wasn't sure what he was talking about so I asked him to repeat it and he said, "Dose tornados, those animals that suck up houses, are dey at da zoo?" I realized he was asking if the Tasmanian Devil is at the zoo.
Brady has been doing preschool workbooks during school time. He was supposed to draw lines from deserts to numbers. We counted 3 jelly donuts and I said, "Okay draw a line from the donuts with jelly to the number 3." He exclaime, "DONUTS with JEllY on 'em!? That's grooosss!!"

As we were leaving church the other night, we were asking the kids how their classes went. Brady told us that his class was "b-ery relaxing". He said the kids in his class were "b-ery good" and it was quiet in his room. I had no idea that he knew what relaxing was or meant.

We were shopping last weekend, had been to multiple stores for hours and it was almost 2 hours past lunch time. Brady was very tired and hungry because we hadn't had lunch and he said, very matter of factly,"Mommy, I'm so tired that my feet are hungry!"

This house is crazy ya'll! It's a crazy mess, full of crazy people! Some one is always upset about some one or something. Anne's favorite thing right now is playing in the bathroom sinks and letting the water just run and run and soaking hand towels and stopping up drains. In past 24 hours, I've scrubbed poop, purple icing and red Popsicle juice out of the living room carpet. Brady and Anne have gotten into a whole box of animal crackers and an entire bag of croutons and eat/crumbled both things into the carpets. I'm trying my hardest to teach a struggling reader and coxing a lazy girl along in math. The house is in a continual state of chaos, I periodically get a shower, I also periodically lose my mind.
"If we feel and look self-sufficient, we will get the glory, not Christ." -Piper
God's always teaching me and in this season he's been telling me to let go of trying to be perfect or look perfect. I'm having people over when my house isn't perfect and I'm dealing with things in my past that I tried to tell myself were perfect but it wasn't. It's not easy or pretty, it's not safe, it makes people uncomfortable but it's okay. It's okay because it's where God has me and I trust him to lead me through it.
It's easy to go crazy when I'm sorting through things in my own strength and based on how I feel, it gets real bad, real fast. I'm praying and clinging to God's word and His truth.

Christ in me.

This week has been full of reminders that Christ is in me and because of that I can do what I'm called to do even when I don't feel like it. I have really struggled with having the faith to believe that I'm able to what His word says.
2 Corinthians 13:5-11
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test?  And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed the test. Now we pray to God that you will not do anything wrong—not so that people will see that we have stood the test but so that you will do what is right even though we may seem to have failed. For we cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth. We are glad whenever we are weak but you are strong; and our prayer is that you may be fully restored. This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not for tearing you down.
Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.
This girl, oh. my. heart. My Laynee K, she is so precious and I can't get enough of her. Enjoy these smiles.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Love the Laynee pics. And that Brady...he is precious!!!