Friday, March 25, 2011

My Week in Review

Today I am linking up with Amy from Filled With Praise.  Amy hosts this Friday meme, and I thought I would join and share the fun.  Plus, she is having a great giveaway this week.  Go check it out!  And selfishly I want to participate so if I am not posting regularly, at least I have a day to catch you all up on things!

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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! 

Lesson Learned
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! 


Kristin said...

Those pictures are so cute! I hope the girls are feeling better soon and everyone is back to their normal self. I really hate it when my girls are sick too. That is funny that Eric automatically said those pics couldn't show up on your blog. Ha!!

Lauren said...

:( so sorry - must be the season for sickness! Hope you're all better soon!

Barclay Kathryn said...

Oh they are too precious!!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for linking up!

So sorry for the sickness. I hope all are better soon.

Love the pics. Your girls are so sweet.

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I love that Eric said his birthday pictures were not to end up on your blog or fb. Too funny! Sorry to hear Molly isn't feeling well. I think we are starting to get sick and I am hearing that call to slow down! :) Adorable photos Kate!

Molly's Grandma said...

I remember Grandma Stiffler telling me that she thought being busy could mean "Being Under Satan's Yoke" ever since it's made me think twice before saying "yes" to everyone and everything :)

{:miss v:} said...

Cute pics of the kiddos!

Sorry to hear you all have been feeling icky lately. I'll be praying that you guys start to feel better soon and that Molly gets back to her usual happy self!

Unknown said...

Boo for sickness! I hate seeing my girls not feel well. We just got over colds.

I feel pulled sometimes w/ all that is going on in our lives. I could totally take a vacation from it all!