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Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Our breakfast table is looking a bit less lonely.
We had our best ratio yet yesterday.  
4 really sick ones (as in unable to get out of bed)
4 in recovery mode (as in not sick enough to want to stay in bed but not 100%...little ones whiny off and on)
4 pretty much recovered (a bit of lingering cough but pretty much back to normal/goofy seeming only to have slight relapses when it time for school)
And 2 that have stayed well.

Something I've noticed.  Sickness can produce closer relationships.
Siblings worried about each other.  Praying for each other.
Taking care of each other.  Covering each others chores.
Cooped up together (with little to no energy to squabble over those "little" things) leads to lots of talking.
Sharing blankets.  Letting brother sleep in your bed for the day so he can have a change of scenery.
A new appreciation for being healthy.

In everything give thanks.

Yesterday,  Abi and I made cookies for our new neighbors.  Susannah offered to wash the dishes.  
From my bedroom where I was folding laundry, I could hear her sing.
Joy from within.  Something so sweet.  
I quietly walked into the kitchen behind her and captured a bit of this memory.

Do you sing when you work?  Do you dance a bit with your broom?
Do your children SEE the joy there is in serving? 
I want mine to see that in me.
Just like I see it in Susannah. :)

He heals the broken hearted and he sets the captives free
He made the lame to walk again and He caused the blind to see.
He's able, He's able, I know He's able.
I know my Lord is able to carry me through.


  1. We just loved this post! We are working on this ourselves:)

    1. Choosing to live in the joy the Lord gives each and ever day! It's one of those truly "fun" things to work on? :-)

  2. This is beautiful!!!!!!! so glad you captured it !!

    1. Oh, me too!! I'm glad I thought to grab the camera! Daniel's been encouraging to try to take more short video clips of the kids as years from now, they'll be so special!

  3. Love it! It is so precious when you see your little ones singing hymns or reciting God's word.

    1. They soak in all they see and hear so easily. I love it,too!

  4. Thank you so much for sharing her sweet singing. And those were the words I needed to hear and be reminded of. Out of the mouth of the babes... Hope your family is recovered from the sickies quickly.

    1. Thank you, Angela. Two more boys were up and joined us for supper, so I think we're on the upswing now! :)

  5. I have been reading for a little over a year now and I see your joy through every post. This one especially blessed me this morning :) I love reading about your sweet family and am convicted and encouraged to be a more joyful mother every time I do!

  6. I love it! Thank you for the excellent reminder.

  7. Oh, how I love it!! She's just belting it out with pure joy, isn't she?
    Nina is washing dishes right now. I think I'll recommend this approach. :)
    We've just finished up morning school and lunch and the kids are doing their kitchen chores. Andrew is sitting in the middle of the table noisily driving his car around Caleb's bowl of chili. We're early today. Since Chris has gotten back from Israel, his internal clock hasn't adjusted, so we've been going to bed when the kids do and getting an earlier start. That means we're hungry for lunch earlier, too.
    I'm so sorry your kiddos are all sick. We have colds here, but nothing worse, thankfully. Ethan just turned four months old and is sick for the first time. He's not much of a complainer though. Just coughs and sniffles and smiles.
    Have a great day, my friend, and keep counting those blessings!
    Love, Amee


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