Tuesday, August 11, 2009


WOW! What a month! Our family has been on a "timeout" for 3 weeks and today marks the end of this awesome rest. Dan goes back to work tomorrow for the first time since Danica was born, it sounds selfish to say, but the kids and I are totally bummed! 3 weeks seemed like an eternity 3 weeks ago, isnt that the way it always goes though?!

When Danica was 10 days old we packed up the van and headed to Myrtle Beach, SC for a week to relax and recover and spend some time just the 5 of us. It was perfect! Dan took Taylor and Bryce to the beach and baby Danica and I relaxed on the balcony watching them. It was a beautiful time of rest. Most importantly...in the quiet of those moments I rediscovered an intimacy with my Savior that I had lost in the frazzled world of Mommyhood. Reading, praying and just "being" with God: no noise, no distractions(2 week olds to snuggle and hold and smell and love dont count as distraction!). There were definitely some "headphones up as loud as they go, singing at the top of my lungs in the condo" moments too ;) Being forced to do life in slow motion was a wonderful gift that God wrapped in the form of 8lb. 2oz. Danica Jeanne.

SO...tomorrow looms. How do I keep the intimacy with God that comes in those rare moments when life offers us a timeout?

Roman 12:1
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him!

I lay tomorrow at HIS feet. I lay the next day at HIS feet. I lay my everyday, ordinary life at HIS feet and know that he will do something extraordinary with it!