Two of our sweet little ones, Abigail (3) and Matthew Charles (5 months). Love them very much:):) this picture makes me smile. :)
The hymn below was a blessing to me tonight when I was feeling weary after a long day, and up late with the little man in picture above, he thought it was a good idea to stay up as long as he could and fuss. Motherhood is not always easy, it's a 24/7 job, an incredible privilege, and also incredibly demanding. I've shared the following quote before, but thought I would again because I like it so much. :)
"Children are not a burden to escape or endure; they are a blessing that drives us to Christ because we are incapable of parenting well without Him. GOD is Who we need." ~Kim Brenneman
Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find, to meet my trials here; Trusting in my Father’s wise bestowment, I’ve no cause for worry or for fear. He Whose heart is kind beyond all measure Gives unto each day what He deems best— Lovingly, its part of pain and pleasure, Mingling toil with peace and rest.
Every day, the Lord Himself is near me With a special mercy for each hour; All my cares He fain would bear, and cheer me, He Whose Name is Counselor and Pow’r. The protection of His child and treasure Is a charge that on Himself He laid; “As thy days, thy strength shall be in measure,” This the pledge to me He made.
Help me then in every weary hour So to trust Thy promises, O Lord, That I lose not faith’s sweet consolation Offered me within Thy holy Word. Help me, Lord, when toil and trouble meeting, E’er to take, as from a father’s hand, One by one, the days, the moments fleeting, Till I reach the promised land.