God has confirmed that this is His will for me in so many huge ways this summer. The biggest is the way he brought our lovely, sweet friend Charissa to stay with us this month. We didn't even ask her to come, she asked if she could come and help. And she has truly made this month wonderful for all of us. I have been gone some days from 8-5 working in my classroom or at the school for meetings. This time away would be such a disappointment for my children who have never had to deal with me working outside the home. But Charissa has eased this burden for them by playing with them, taking them out for ice cream and swimming, and in so many other ways. She has truly felt like a part of our family and we all love her so much. My daughter tells her every day that she loves her. I keep pinching myself. The entire month of July she has/will be here...and I didn't even have to search for her! God just brought her to us! Can you believe it??
|Lydie's new sidekick, the boys new friend, and my life saver!|
My husband and children are all so happy for me. Well, Lydie is a little more self-centered, typical five year old. But Charissa is doing a great job loving on her when I am gone. But Andy and the boys have been amazingly supportive and excited about all that I am bringing home and talking about. I have had to keep paper and pencil by the bed because I wake up at night with ideas or questions. It's kind of crazy.
I am so excited for the adventure of another week. Praying for discernment in the juggling of it all. And praying prayers of gratitude for the wonderful things God has orchestrated for us. Wow!
"And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you."