Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Momment by momment

You know how there are those seasons of your life where you are sailing along in a way that affords you the luxury of rising above life a bit, looking forward, setting goals and having some vision? Those are good momments...we are not in one of those kind of momments. Right now some momments truly are as hard as we thought they might be, others bring some joy, but EVERY momment is intenesly demanding. That kind of demanding where you realized you just wiped the 6th backside in a span of 10 minutes (no exaggeration), or your staving at 10am and realized you never ate, or you fear your back is permanently out after the 10th round of "horsey" or "mommy cat" or whatever it is your on the floor playing, or your son elbows you every 3 seconds during his "story" at bedtime because you keep nodding off (at 8:30), or your personal space is so constantly invaded that your like Clovis on Apple Dumbling Gang, or the emotional needs of those little ones leaves you feeling at night like you didn't do anyone of them any justice. And yet in that "in the momment" kind of season, there is the still small voice (very quiet sometimes over the din roar) that reminds you that indeed what you do today (from the kissing of the owie to changing of the diaper) really does indeed last for eternity, and for a fraction of a second, you rise above it all and hear God chearing you on.

I love you Lord, thank you for helping me "rise above" this week and regain my perspective. How desperately I need you.

The "snow clothes" picture below is a good example of what I talked about above. It was an act of love (and a 20 minute workout) to get every dressed to go out and play in the snow today. I never would have guessed what fun all 4 (and myself) would have sledding. I love watching Asher and Faith getting to experience all their "firsts".

We still need your prayers. Thank you.

Truck races

A princess and a puppy

Don't let it fool you...they aggravate each other to know end:)

Snow clothes...sigh...

Seth and Faith




  1. Oh, wow, Amber. I know what you mean. I know it must be harder in your shoes with this so sudden, but I totally get it. I wrote about being desperate for our children on my blog and really it's all about being desperate for our Lord in this parenting call. Hang in there. you are making an eternal impact, my friend.

  2. Amber, I remember some very wise words that you gave me in a MOPS meeting several years ago. Words I will never forget. Gabe was 4, Owen was 2, and Eli a newborn. I walked into that meeting totally exhausted and not feeling adequate as a mother. I explained to everyone that I was so busy that I didn't even have time to sit down with Gabe when he asked to read the bible with me. I felt like I couldn't give Gabe what he needed at that time. You said to me. Kris, this is what is so great about families with multiple children. These little ones have to learn to wait, to be patient, and know that other needs come first sometimes. This was huge for me. I never had that perspective because I didn't grow up in a large family and I thought I was doing my kids a injustice by not catering to some of their needs...when in reality you showed me different. I pray these words touch your heart as much as they did mine and that as you persevere through your day, you can look back and realize what a huge difference you are making in the world. Because you are!

  3. Wishing we could come and sit for you. Sometimes you get the energy when you are older to do the things you should have done with your own children.

    God will uphold you and you will look back on these days and wonder where they went.

    Love, Cheryl and Bill