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oh honey
days are long, years are short.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

My Reason

I apologize for the sparse blogging, but I have a good reason. I'm just plain worn out. By the time bedtime rolls around my brain barely has the capacity to string sentences let alone the energy it takes to type them.

Granted I have three children, but honestly the brunt of exhaustion comes from just one of them. She's roughly twenty pounds and has the cutest pixie face you've ever seen. She has an opinion about everything and frustrates very easily. She can often be found wherever I am, mostly because she likes to be held, except of course when I need to hold her in which case she is running away from me.

Have I mentioned she frustrates easily? We're talking 0-60 in the blink of an eye. God forbid the baby doll doesn't sit right in the stroller or worse, Trent looks at something she was thinking about wanting. She ate cat food today and my poor mom near lost a finger digging it out of her mouth.

Lord have mercy though she is cute and loves to snuggle. Especially at 3 in the morning, which is when the nursing marathon begins. What's that you say? Make her cry it out...ok, then I'll call you when her droning has woken up the other two and I'm dealing with three kids at 3am.

Sometimes in the afternoon I lay on the living room floor and cover my face. While this seems to be their cue to come and crawl all over me at least I'm laying and they're entertained, right?

Honestly I'm not complaining. The Lord is teaching me so much. While my flesh cries out to have tidy home and clean hair (I can dream can't I?), the Holy Spirit is teaching me to rely on Him. Through the exhaustion He replenishes my energy. Through the outbursts He teaches me patience. Through the personality differences He teaches me thankfulness. Each day I fall more in love with Him and my three sweet blessings. Yes even the little one, her feisty disposition has completely stolen my heart and I wouldn't change her...

nope, not one single thing. Love you baby girl.


  1. She is adorable and she will survive. She knows what she wants and "nobody puts baby in the corner". If you don't pick her up she'll climb up your leg. She can give the best hugs and kisses and you don't even have to hold on to her, her legs can grip on to you like a vice. She has the sweetest little voice when she's talking but watch out when she's "frustrated". (a big sound can come out of that little one) All this said my heart beats with delight every time I see her and she owns me! I know if she is guided in the right direction with love and patience that same determination will be a great quality. God help us to shape her spirit and keep her spunk! love you Sammy Lou!!

  2. Oh my sweet, sweet friend, I feel you! Although, my spunky, challenging package of joy is 34lbs and analyzes everything I say and do (and now she she sounds out all the words I spell)! But God love her, she melts my heart with her sweetness and candor. Hang in there, because these spunky girls are going to put a stamp on this world for Jesus! Love ya!