Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Can I get a witness?

As of a last Sunday night emotional breakdown, I have turned over a new leaf. I was reminded of how my identity is found in Christ alone and that everything about me was created perfect by God. I don't want my kids struggling with my junk because they see me struggling with it. So, I've decided to "but have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the lift to come." 1 Timothy 4:7-8 And thank you Meredith for the encouragement.

God has not completely answered my prayer in asking for a part time job next year. We have decided that staying home part time is the best thing for our family right now and I've applied several places for part time positions, so now I'm waiting to hear back from them, and looking into several other options. One good thing about being educated is that is opens up so many doors, so I have a lot of places to look.

Please pray for Wes' hand. There is something wrong with it, and if I haven't mentioned it before clearly, he plays guitar. He has to have his hand. The doctor said he probably hyper extended it and put his hand in a brace type thing for a week. He starts taking his medicine today.

Eli is just doing so great, except for tummy time obviously. He is just such a joy to come home to. He has found his loud voice now and usually will only talk in that voice! hahaha... his coos and goos and squeals and little babbles are very loud and it is adorable! I'll have to video it for you because it cracks us up! Gosh... We love him so much.

Here are some bath time pics from Saturday morning. :)


GloryandGrace said...

I'll definitely be praying for you as you seek out what do to next year. A lot of my friends have had to go through the same thing, and I can't imagine how difficult it must be some days and some weeks to go to work when your heart is really at home. Love you!

Please Note: said...

Amanda he is so beautiful. I'm sorry to hear that you're having a hard time right now and I'm glad that you have a strong support group to help you through this. Have you considered substituting? For awhile, after I got my teaching certification and before I knew for sure that I didn't want to teach I did that and it was nice to have a some cash and pretty much off whenever I wanted. If you need anything please let me know.

Missie said...

Hahahaha... Sorry Amanda. We were in and out so fast! Lauren and I need to come up for a while in the summer and see everyone, and meet your precious family.
And, God knows the desires of your heart and He will amaze you. Hold on to His promises during your tough times. I have had to learn that and trust in Him during those times, no matter how hard.
Love you and Eli is so HANDSOME!

Jennifer-Colley said...

I will definitely be praying for you to find a part time job! God is in control and I have faith that he will bring you the best he has! love ya!

the walkers said...

i love bath time pictures!!!! and maybe it's a boy thing, but they do get so LOUD!!! i know God will answer your prayer - in some incredible way - he always does...motherhood really forces you to value godliness doesn't it? yea...thats always a fun lesson ;) your such a great mom!!!! hang in there, schools almost out!

A Mere Thought said...

Love you Amanda!! You are beautiful and perfect and a super hero Mom! There is no doubt that God is going to bless your doubt.

Love the bath pics!!!

The Wilsons said...

I know the Lord will bring the perfect solution to your desire to be a stay at home mommy! Those bath pictures were so great! I can't tell you how much Eli has begun to look like you, completely! Keep us informed on how the job hunt is going. I know its not fun!

Terroni said...

He is so gorgeous. No surprise though--you and Wes are like a bucket of hottie genes.