The day began with two crabby kids underfoot. I picked up my purse, reading book and mug of water and told the family "I'm going to my happy place!" Unfortunately as a SP friend noted by email, that did not include beachfront property. Instead it was a green recliner in the lab at the doctor's office with an IV in my right hand. It was peaceful though as nobody else was there for an IV at the same time. I could just read in the quiet. She had found a good vein once again so it went pretty fast (under an hour).
I hoped to find a difference once home, but it was not to be. A text waiting for me from my daughter stating, "Call me! Isaac is being horrid!" Great. Since they were still picking at each other I came home and packed them up and off we headed to church to get the homeschool co-op supply boxes ready for the coming year. It worked because Isaac had the gym to run in and Maegann was with me helping. Nice having that task off the list because it was the largest one left and leaves just some things to print off before we begin in September.
Afterwards we went to McD's for lunch and they actually got along for awhile. Didn't last.
I was able to get a nap this afternoon which was much needed and put supper together. Now there are emotions running rampant by dd for whatever reason so I'm being thankful my mood swings have ended for this cycle. Heaven help us if we collide with these at the same time!
Tomorrow: Dentist appointments for myself and the kiddos beginning at 9 a.m.
5% Challenge: Team Daisy A big "YAHOO" as the invites are starting to go out and I did receive mine to return to team Daisy! So glad. I love that team! We are currently working on pre challenges before our starting weigh-in on the 27th.
BL Challenge: Team Emerald This week our inter-team challenge is to make healthy swaps. Example: water instead of soda. The goal is to make it happen 3x this week with a bonus goal of 5x. I've got two done so far.
Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn their taunts upon their own heads, and give them for a prey in a land of their captivity. (Nehemiah 4:4)
We find these words that are vitally important to remember when we are trying to stand through a storm: "And Nehemiah prayed." How did he respond to all the attacks that came against him--the laughing, the anger, the rage, the judgment, the criticism, being told his desired goal was impossible? He prayed.
What would happen if you prayed every single time you felt afraid or intimidated? What if you prayed every time you were offended, or every time someone hurt your feelings? What if you prayed immediately every time some kind of judgment or criticism came against you? Would your life be different? Would you be able to withstand those storms better? Of course you would!
When the enemy attacks, don't take your focus off the task God has placed before you. Pray! And trust God to take care of the enemy!
(From "Trusting God Day by Day" by Joyce Meyer)
I wish I'd stumbled across this devotion during the past week as my daughter was preparing to "go to battle" on Sunday morning. This says exactly what I was feeling about her plan. She should be praying and letting God take care of the enemy!