(I wrote this last night from my phone and forgot to come back and post it, so here it is)
I am in my room folding the last load of laundry listening to the excitment in the kitchen. Rob decided he was tired of waiting for me to make him the cookies I promised last week but haven't found the time to make, so he is making them himself with the sidekicks assistance.
(Even though I really did plan on making them tomorrow and surprising him at work)
Samantha is reading him the directions, Hunter is helping find ingredients (and sneaking lots of chocolate covered rasins from the sounds of Rob getting after him), and Hannah is sound asleep on the couch.
Lately things have been really hectic and challenging, I am tired and have wondered how much more I can take, and how much more I will be expected to take. When I woke up this morning I honestly didn't know how I was going to make it through today with all I had to accomplish, but somehow I did.
All day I felt something pushing me along through each of my tasks, the time also seemed to slow so I was able to get everything done in the short amount of time I had, and despite being exhausted I had the energy to complete each task required of me today.
It is these tender mercies right now that I am so grateful for, and the moments when I can clearly see the Lord's hand helping us deal with each challenge.
Listening to my sweet family I can't help but think how truly blessed I am to be Rob's wife, a Mom to my sidekicks, and for all the tender mercies that got me through today.
I have a few blog posts to catch up on but right now I am taking a cue from this sweet girl and going to bed. I have an 8am doctors appointment, a sick little boy, a husband who is just starting to feel better, and I am still trying to figure out if I have a cold or if this is allergies. I think sleep is the best idea right now!!