Monday, May 15, 2006

settling

I've made two stunning realizations since Elizabeth was born.

#1 I AM BUSY!!

People have been commenting on that for a couple of years already, everytime they find out how many children I have. Now even more so that we've added #6. People say this who don't even know what the rest of life is like. Now, with my 6 darlings around me, not involved in any ministry or work outside my home I have finally come to a place where I agree with them. I am busy, these little olive shoots take a lot of tending but there is good news that comes with my second realization...

#2 I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO!!

I am moved into my new home. The other place is sold and everything is gone from that site. My son has had surgery and passed the 4 month mark - he is completely healed from all the side effects of his previous condition. I have had my baby, Elizabeth is 7 weeks old today. I am not responsible from planning any programs or heading up any projects other than the ones I dream up in my own home. While my back and hips are still protesting their work load from carrying Elizabeth the rest of me is feeling great. (Those Amish women know what they're doing!!)

I think I like this. I can finally settle into this wonderful place that the Lord has given us. We have been fighting hard to possess this land and perhaps now I can sit down and make curtains, finish unpacking boxes, make the place mine, settle in to living here. We finally got homeschool back on track for the big boy this last week, the younger man will follow, he's a lot more work.

Now if I can keep myself from taking on extra stuff for a little while, things should be looking up. Can't wait to see what God will do...

3 comments:

Tanya Nichols said...

woohoo!! enjoy living on babytime! so nice to have the break even though its not quite a break as in vacation. Oh i hope Im saying this right hehehe...just a sweet innocent time...enjoy it!

RANDI said...

Enjoy your time with all of your little ones! You are involved in a great ministry with your kids--there will be plenty of time for extra things later in life. I hope your unpacking and organizing goes well for you, don't forget to kick your feet up and relax a bit, OK?

Princess Warrior said...

Thanks for all the flowers you have given me over these last few years. I just wanted to say that I love you and your family. Though I rarely spend time with you my thoughts and prayers often wander your way. You are a blessed woman.