Wow, I didn't start the day off so grand. I got up when the boys did this am and started working on the cake that I needed to finish before noon! I started working on it last nite, but I came into the living room to open my computer to look at the cake that I was trying to do... Well, the mistake I made was sitting down! ;) So guess what happened? I fell asleep, wow big surprise there! ;)
So I woke up at 2:30 and went to bed.
I got up and started working on the cake again. I was doing good, until everyone was up. ;) I think something is going on with each and every one of the kids, so they are all SUPER duper touchy and then with Curt being gone this week, that never helps! Kotah and Gavin have a sore throat and boy did it show! Thad is still cutting some teeth... These are the same ones that have come through and then went back in.. But I am so hoping that they are coming all the way through this time! I am still not 100% sure what's up with Skylar, other than she's Skylar! :) Love that lil girl! She was actually pretty good, she had a few moments!!! ;)
I finally got the cake done, took it over and then had to run into Giants to get some ginger root so I could make the kiddos some ginger tea for their throats... Got back home, fed them lunch, made the tea and put them to bed! Well, since Thad slept in the car on the way to deliver the cake, guess who didn't take a nap! ;)
I guess what I am getting at is, I am doing my devo's, I am praying, thanking God for blessing me what all that he has, even naughty kids, heehee... But the more I am in with God and keeping my calm even when all around me is CRAZY, and I do me C-R-A-Z-Y, it's when the devil tries to sneak in and discourage me, get to me. And let me tell you something, today was TOUGH! I didn't even get a shower this morning! Yeah, I brushed my teeth, but a shower to me, is like a cup of coffee is to others. I don't drink coffee, it doesn't do anything for me, now a quick 5-10 minutes (10 IF I am lucky) shower does! (I always get a shower and if I don't, it's a bad day! lol) It wakes me up, I pray when I'm in the shower. Most days I do my devos' before getting into the shower and pray then as well, but it's quiet in the shower. I feel more close to Him. If that makes sense? It's not like I am not close to Him when I pray every other time, but the kids aren't right there buggin me, I am alone, for those 5 minutes!! ;)
I know that Satan works even harder to get to us when we are even closer to God, but I'm tellin you, he can take whatever he is going to shove my way, and take it back to where he came from! I am NOT going to bend! Ok, so I thought about it for just a little bit today, just giving up, throwing the towel in and let the kids get away with the fighting, screaming, not wanting to listen... But I thought, no, that's EXACTLY what Satan wants, he wants me to think that I can't do it... But I am going to do exactly what he doesn't want me to do, I am going to shove whatever he gives me and keep praising God and thanking Him for all that I have! No matter if my kids are fighting, screaming, not listening...
Can't wait for tomorrow! :) We are going to finish the valentines that we are making for SPEAR classes! Yeah, we have to make a lot, but they are having fun with it! :D
Oh and need to make some cupcakes and cut up some veggies for the party! :D Gonna try a few new flavors and see how they come out! Should be fun!
Thank you Jesus for a new day!
But those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.