Big sister, little sister

Be still my heart because it was only a few short years ago when they played together all the time. They don’t know life without each other and it’s sweet to see their personalities compliment one another. Last night they played legos after everyone else went to bed.

Pressing in

This week marked a first for all of us.  Silas started school at Calvary Classical Academy.  It has been a long journey with a long summer of unknowns.  To be honest, it has been a hard summer, but a refining one. I think this is going to be a great fit and it will be a place where he can thrive.

As a parent now of middle schoolers and high schoolers, I need to tread lightly as to what I share and do not share.  Life is funnier when they are two eating sticks of butter and destroying my makeup, not so much when you are wrestling with the depths of trauma.  In the same breath, I want to share where we are at with life so that we can remember all the obstacles that we have overcome.  I firmly believe that Jesus came to redeem and restore and we will outlast and out enjoy anything that Satan is going to throw our way.

No matter where you are on your journey,

God is able,

He is faithful,

Nothing I can do or not do will change his opinion of me,

And lastly, today doesn’t surprise him – His grace will meet me and he will sustain.