(BEFORE I begin, I am sure that you will want to know that the dog just threw up twice on the carpet)
That post that I wanted to do is still in the works, so I thought it would be fun to see some of the randomness that is quite normal here. I WILL not show pictures of the dog throw-up because, I AM not going to look at it. I called my beloved oldest daughter up here and asked her to clean up the mess. Yes, she’s a DOLL!!
The weather has been snowy and cold this week, so Steve was not able to get the plastic on Caresse’s green house. You know, plants can cost a pretty penny, and I wasn’t going to leave them in the garage to freeze, so we brought them inside last night to keep them warm till the greenhouse is ready. Now, to just keep the children away from them... As I am typing, Steve is outside putting the plastic on. He is wonderful.
We have been using lots of pain medicine and herbal teas this week to help the darlin’s who are sick with aches and fevers. And the black beans were soaked all night and were ready to cook for supper.
These are three of four boys that have been really sick this week...poor darlin’s. Aiden is the middle picture. It was so weird to see him just laying there...HE NEVER just lays any where unless he is asleep.
The children that were feeling well enough were inspired by our art lesson from ARTistic Pursuits this week. They have been creating some really fun art. This curriculum is a little expensive, but I have had mine for years and I still love it!!
And that last picture is why I love my big sink. Boy, can it hold a lot. You know what else I love? The children do an amazing job of cleaning the kitchen. Sorry, no picture of that. I was probably sleeping with a few sick babies.
I have read Psalm 50 a few times this week, and read it one morning to the children on a very hard day. I want to encourage us all with verse 23 - “The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies Me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!”
I asked the children on this hard day to tell me 10 things that we could be thankful for and then we were going to “offer our thanksgiving sacrifice” to the LORD in prayer. It can be hard to “be thankful” when things are hard, but I want to glorify the LORD all of my days! And I want to teach this to my children. We, as mothers and fathers, must intentionally teach our children these Truths from the Bible and lead the way WITH them. The children came up with some wonderful things to be thankful for on this morning. One little darling said “I’m glad we aren’t in an orphanage where there is no medicine when we are sick.” Another little darlin’ said “Good food to eat and healthy water to drink.”
I am so thankful for their precious little hearts that want to learn God’s Truths. May the LORD fill us with His wisdom as we minister and serve those that He has placed in our care!
For His Glory!!!