Be still and Hold on, friends

Be still

🌟 When the world feels too heavy and impossible, there is One who knows our burdens and wants to bear them.

🌟 When our daughter died at 18 weeks gestation, so much changed about our family. We were now a family with a daughter and sibling in heaven. We were faced with many awkward questions about how many kids we have and how it feels to only have one girl. (We are blessed with one living daughter and 4 living sons) Jokes about being outnumbered and feeling sorry for our living daughter for being the only girl. It goes on and on.

🌟But, the one constant was and is Jesus. Were we angry with the Lord? Yes. Did we question Him? Yes. Where was He when He was supposed to be “knitting Mary-Linda together” in her mother’s womb? We serve a Big God and He can not only handle our anger, questions and pain, but He wants to bear it for us.

🌟Remember that today and always. When things seem dark, know that the light is near. Hold tight. You are loved.

Confession: I work out every day and it’s not about my body

What!? Yes, It’s true. I work out. Every day. It’s summer and my everyday workout is a given.
It’s not because I need to look good for the beach. I have no plans to go to the beach. I wish I did. But, I don’t.
However, I will work out tomorrow and every other week day of the summer. Why? Because, it’s my break time.
I have a Y membership. It comes with childcare. CHILDCARE for 1.5 hours. For all four of my kids. All four. They take them. They smile at me. They smile at me when I drop them off and again when I pick them up. It’s heaven.
And, even though I work out while we’re apart, I’m still happy. I need time. I need space. I need a schedule. So, this is it. It’s our routine and good gracious, if I get fit on this routine, then so be it.
That’s just the way it is.
And, I’m super tired from all of this exercise. Like, really, really tired.
Here I am, tired!