These days have been full of pink and playgrounds, snacks and story time, schooling and baths and boogies and patience and creativity. What a shift for me, coming from our life, to be forced to let go of what I'm going to accomplish, how much I need to get done today, who all I need to reach and get back to and find time for, and instead have these three.
Their hearts, their minds, their time, their days...to pour into and to love and to grow for Jesus and for each other and for His children. In some ways it is incredibly sweet and simple.
In other ways, it is such a challenge.
Each of these girlies has so much they want to share, so much they want to receive, so much they want to do and see! I have had more opportunities these last 2 days to Ephesians... "walk in the spirit in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" than I have ever had!
What a calling, this parenting thing...what a joy and challenge. How thankful I am to have these days to learn Evie, to get excited about Nora, to cherish Lily and Sofie, and to dwell at a slower and needier pace walking with Him. No job, no accomplishments beyond laundry, dishes, and girlies, no powerful stories, no exciting outreach.
But there is still so much ministry.
Which means that living His Word with His great help and seeing each day, person and moment as ministry, full-time, HAS to be possible, has to be done, whether our days be full of hiking great mountains of revolutionary evangelism or helping assemble Lego lands and...EVERYTHING in between.