23rd birthday. Our youngest son will be 23. How can it be? He was my first and only C-section. What a challenge that was. What a downfall it was too. Super woman became mortal. The kids at that time were newborn- 2-4-6-10-14. Until that point in my life, I was able to leap buildings in a single bound, with a baby strapped to my hip. I am thankful for that period in my life. As I was reminded this morning, it became the most defining point in my character. I had to let my pride go and I had to ask for help. I don't think I was ever the same. The greatest lesson I learned, was God was greater and I could learn to trust Him in every single circumstance. For home schooling that year, lesson plans slipped and we spent hours, me reading out-loud, and everyone else playing with Lego's. So now, as a 23 year old, I am thrilled beyond measure at how he has turned out. He is a very nice guy.
Now it takes me about an hour to keep them clean. Compared to in the past when it takes me three days at least.
I have been in fixing up the house. I feel like I woke up. Ron said that I have been off of gluten for six months now, and it takes that long to get out of my system. Every morning now I wake up excited about all of the things I am going to get done. So its nice really. We are going to do 30 days of Whole 30 starting June 1st. It was nice to take May off, we never really strayed away from it though.
I love this view of my dining room. I would say it is finished. If anything can ever be finished.
Makenzie got this tablecloth for me for Mother's Day. I just love it so much.
One more thing. I finished Mrs. Peter Rabbit. I got her all bound and she is hanging in my office. I just had to show her to you. I think for the first time in 8 years since I started hooking rugs, I made a break through in my hooking. I am still a far cry from where I want to be, but with this rug, I can finally see that I could become a good rug hooker.
|I love her face.|
I hope your last week of May and the first week of June will be splendid.
"An older missionary said something to Amy Carmichael when she was a young missionary that stayed with her for life.
She had spoken of something which was not to her liking. His reply was, "See in it a chance to die."
---taken from the devotional A Lamp For My Feet, by Elisabeth Elliot