Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Currently {August 19, 2014}

19 August 2014

Currently {August 19, 2014}

Thinking about how time flies! Charis is 4. It seems like it was yesterday that we brought her home from the hospital. I did not get any sleep the first night and cried at least 3 different times with my mum. Oh what lack of sleep and crazy hormones will do.

Yesterday was her birthday. She had a delightful day: woke up and we told her, "Happy birthday!" She started twirling around, dancing, jumping up and down. Grandma, Grandpa, and J. {her 2 1/2 year old cousin} surprised Charis by coming out to celebrate her birthday. In fact, she is with her grandparents and cousin now.

She wanted a sideways French braid
with a ponytail.

All tuckered out from the previous day,
she took a 4 hour nap.
Reading The Testament, another Grisham book, but so much better than the last book I "read". I'm almost finished with it and would be listening to it now, but I'm treating myself to a coffee at Starbucks. Thanks Mum and Dad for putting money on my card.

Listening to The Testament. I recently discovered Overdrive Media and the books that I've been "reading" recently, are actually listened to instead.

Thankful that Drew's work place to trying to come out with a new curriculum which he's been taking part in and earning about $150 more every week. To some, this may not seem like much, but for most of our marriage we have lived from paycheck to paycheck. God has provided very generously for us, and when we pray, "Give us this day our daily bread," we acknowledge and know personally that it's only because of God providing and working in people's hearts that we have not gone hungry at times or had to eat rice and beans everyday.

Praying that our application gets approved for the apartment we saw on Saturday. It's in the same complex, but it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 100 plus square feet of space. The kitchen is nicer, and since I love to cook, that's a BIG plus. The biggest drawback, but not a deal breaker, is there's no balcony. I have to remind myself that there are pros and cons with every place we'll live. To be honest I'm glad of this because it reminds me that this world is not my home, and when I'm suffering both small and big things, my thoughts are more likely to turn to God because it is then that I am reminded that I can't do it. I need to rely on God and turn my eyes on Him.
For we know that if the tent that is our earthy home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling... 2 Corinthians 5:1-2

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