David and I were talking the other day and we concluded that perhaps for me, in these times where it all seems so overwhelming, it is my opportunity to remain humble and look to the Lord for strength as it is clear that my strength is always inadequate for the task. I am attempting to take hold of these opportunities and look forward to the growth that it will produce in my life as well as the lives of these little guys. I have been memorizing the book of James and I think it was well put when it says, "...the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." As a twin mom, the "not lacking anything" part would sure be welcome at this point! I know I am not anywhere near there yet as this is a lifetime process. My current goal is to learn to draw on the Lord's calm in the storms I experience. To be firm with my children, but not lose control. To be self controlled with my time and to take time to play with my children. Speaking of which, Josiah is putting all his cars on the table for yet another reinactment of "Mater and the Ghost Light"...don't ask!! For those of you that have seen "Cars" you are perhaps familiar with this story. We have a lot of the small replica cars from the movie and I am called upon to tell the story over and over again.
The Ghost Light calls...off I go! Blessings to you all!