Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time ~Oswald Chambers

Thursday, February 10, 2011


There are crumbs all over my kitchen, family room, dining room, and (how I don't know...)bedroom floor.

There are piles of clothes in my laundry room.  Some clean.  Some not.  Which are which I can no longer tell.

There are random toys and other such childhood paraphernalia scattered throughout my living space.

There are papers enveloping my desk to the point where I almost could not find my computer to type this post.

And yes, I will admit it, hot dogs have been served for dinner (to those who would have them) 3 nights this week.

This is not how I want it to be but right now this is how it is.

And just when I start to feel _______________ (insert negative adjective of your choice here...because I'm sure I've felt them all at some point and time these past couple of weeks)...

He shows me this...
...and this...

...and this...

And I remember what really matters in this life.

And I am thankful for the opportunity to experience it.


  1. A perfect post!!! Thanks for the attitude check!!!

  2. Suddenly none of the rest matters, does it?
    I strive to be more like that everyday...

  3. LOVE IT!!!!! Never thought I would see Lily in a princess dress as she fit in so nicely with all those Martin boys!!!!!! So darn cute!!! What a beautiful princess!!

  4. What a BEAUTIFUL princess and a great reminder. Thanks

  5. Glad to know I'm not the only one that Satan tries to distract with clutter and crumbs. Glad to know that you're able to rise above and remember the Truth!

  6. Beautiful!

    The jet lag, messy house, dirty laundry, no meals, etc. is right up there with the paperwork, waiting for PA, LOA, LID, USCIS, TA and whatever else you can think of that is hard with adopting.

    Go with the flow. Don't open the door (except for the cleaning lady and pizza delivery) and try to get some sleep.

    : )

    Blessings to you!!

  7. She has the cutest smile ever! What a joy that the Lord has allowed you to experience this joy! Remember one moment at a time, one step at a time and let God lead you along the way.


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