Probably some highs for me this week would be kicking off the "Crazy" campaign at church. I have been praying and thinking about what we can give up in order to contribute to our campaign, more importantly what God wants us to give up or go without. On Tuesday nights we host a Ridge group from our church and listening to all the people talk about The Ridge and how much they love it and how they are growing closer to God makes me feel so happy and so proud of our church. It makes the days in ministry that seem hard fade away into little nothings. Celebrating Eric's birthday was also a high for us. Even though we did not purchase a van, we still had fun. I think my favorite part was playing with the party hats after we ate cake. I would share pictures, but the birthday boy told me no right away, haha! The man knows me too well! He said "these do not show up on Facebook or your blog!" Okay, okay, since it's your birthday I will comply.
The last two days Molly has had a fever and complains her head hurts and so does her stomach. She hardly eats and is sleeping a ton. If you know my child then you know this is not her normal behavior! She usually is so high energy it's exhausting, but she is down for the count now. I hate seeing her not feel well, and not being able to do anything about it. This is her second fever in her life, so she is fighting something pretty hard. I am so thankful to be able to stay home with her and give her that TLC she needs, and let her hang out on the couch and watch movies all day. I think another low would be the whole eating/being healthy. I felt like I started out pretty well this week, then it went blah. I think I am still doing okay, but I just feel blah, I guess. So continuing on with that journey!
I think my lesson learned this week would be to slow down, and take it all in. We have all been sick with colds, sinus infections, and now Molly's fever. I think this is the Lord's way of saying slow down, hold on, just go with it. We have been really busy, right now is just a busy time in ministry for us, and it's harder this year because we are both in ministry. I feel pulled in every direction and sometimes I feel like I have to make tough choices on who or what comes first in my life. So although I am not grateful for this sinus infection that I have, I am glad it made me slow down and realize the important stuff (or people!) in my life. And that God is bigger than sickness!