150- Living the
‘at-home mom’ life
June 12, 1985
Walked early, unburdened myself, praised, prayed.
Had time with Tim (school), with Steve (hanging out with us), Mark (game), and Danny (snuggling and making him laugh).
Oh, it was so satisfying! [PICTURE OF THEM)
They water-colored, then played outside with our neighbor, Sandra.
By 1:00 I was exhausted, short-tempered. BUT I RECOVERED QUICKLY! Praise the Lord!!
Five or six nights of little sleep is getting to me.
I do believe the verses from yesterday and my agreement with God over them, my disgust with myself and repentance, helped this day to be clear and abundant. Bless God.
Here we go again—God is reminding me:
Prov 16:32 He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit than he who captures a city.
I have sinusitis or strep infection. Doc gave me amoxicillan and a decongestant. I have still been up 6-8 times a night with hot weather (the weather is HOT!) or sick boys or bright-eyed baby. Tired! But my attitude has been pretty good.
‘Bless me’ prayers and petitions continue.
Dan is still really ‘carrying’ the building, bearing weight of it.
We went out to dinner Friday—we both feel we may be released in the fall to go to Bible School after the building is completed.
I see how God is helping me to be less dependent on Dan and have an easier time making decisions around the house. I am taking more responsibility and not putting it all on him, i.e., weeding, cleaning basement, arranging toys, allowances (spending, saving, tithing), homeschool decisions, etc. I’m complaining less and accepting Dan’s absence more, I’m happier because of the acceptance.
Psalm 57:2 I will cry to God Most High, to God who accomplishes all things for me.