Well, I’m back! I know, it’s been a little while since my last post. Part of that is due to the fact that I valiantly fought a bladder infection for almost a week before finally surrendering and going to see a doctor (I know that all of you really wanted to know about that), and the other reason is that I haven’t really felt like I have had all that much to say. See, I am one of those people who feel like they can only share when they have mastered something, or at least have some really, incredible, life-altering revelation to pass on. I’ve had neither. Thankfully, though, I am surrounded by wonderful, encouraging friends, and one of them encouraged me today with this thought. I am just supposed to share my life. Not just the high points and the mountain tops, but also the day-to-day and in-between events and struggles that make me human. People want real. 
  This is me being real. I have great days, and I have horrible days. Here are a few snapshots from my life this past week. I love my family, my friends, and all the wonderful things God has blessed me with. I don’t always see the beauty and purpose in things, but I’m trying to, and I’m trusting that as I journey, I’ll get better and better at it.

This was a HUGE moth that my parents found at their house. My girls absolutely loved it! They both wanted to hold it, although Ellie wanted to help it “spread” its’ wings apart.

Eva was so gentle, and the look on her face could only be described as pure contentment. The girls both love any kind of nature, and are the most happy when they are getting to “love” on one of God’s little creatures.

 Today was a hang-around-the-house kind of day. Nothing really mind-blowing, but lots of quality time (and lots of quality squabbles between the girls.) We played Hi-Ho Cherry-O, Operation, talked about “hy-renas” (hyenas), and did lots of coloring. The girls also thought it was the best thing in the world to do makeovers.
I got one as well.

 The day ended with a surprise, emergency tick removal, which had all three of us either crying (Ellie-it was on her head), gagging (Eva-watching me take it out of Ellie’s head), and laughing (me-laughing at Eva gagging!) My, what an evening! We got ready for bed, read a few books, made multiple potty trips, and finally got them all settled in, only to have them sit up in bed and ask if I could give them a “french-fry” braid. (french braid; but you can understand the connection)(smile). 
 They are asleep now, and I’m finally alone with my thoughts and typing. My life is far from perfect; I have so many days where I literally don’t think that I’m going to make it. But, somehow, God gives me one more day; new with His grace and mercies, and I get to have another go at it. I still don’t understand so many things in life, but I want to put all my trust and hope in the One who knows and sees it all, and knowing Him, He’s creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece out of all of these little, ordinary life moments.
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3 Responses to My life…

  1. Cute Rachel..love the makeover shot.

  2. Amazing post. Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. Hendra says:

    I would love to win this contest for my yeusgont daughter who is now 17 she is one of the most amazing people I know. She gets 4.0’s, is in Big Brother Big Sisters, works at the zoo, and helps to take care of me and the house since I have had MS for over 20 years. She has won so many awards I have lost count and has been the student of the year for her whole class for the last two years. I really pray to win this for her. She is so amazing for her age

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