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The Wall

We’ve all experienced it… after a long and wonderful time you hit it…

The Wall.

Over the past month: Matt has started back at seminary, Summer has ended and school has started for Lexi (the child I watch), our Pastor has been out of the office due to a shoulder surgery so Matt has been “on call”, Matt has started and finished preaching his first sermon series, Rachael has started making a pattern of waking in the middle of the night and refusing to nap interspersedly, Abi has had many “grumpy” days where little satisfies her, I have been having headaches, our 3 year anniversary and 3 days of festivities ensued (including 2 late nights after Dave/Busters and King’s Island), and we stayed the weekend at my parent’s house with just me, the kids, and a favorite helper so Jes, Mom and I could sing a trio in church.

Yes, world, now that all this has happened we find ourselves at the foot of the wall…. in pieces….

So for the next few days I have vowed to just run the normal routine, normal nap/bedtimes, normal schedules. And I’m hoping by us getting back to normal Rachael will begin to sleep better, Abi will be less grumpy (and in turn all of us will be less grumpy), we’ll all sleep a bit better and my headaches may subside. With a few lock-down, nearly pajama days I feel the hope that normalcy will again find itself in our desiring company.

We have had our peaks and our valleys in this past month, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world… just happy to feel the embrace of a quiet house again. (Cue the breathing.)

Hope things are going well with you all…


Have you ever thought that the all-sufficient Savior has promised those who walk in blind faith more than our minds can ever comprehend? That the only True Savior renews our minds, even when we feel most useless toward His Kingdom work? The Lord of all dares to touch our hearts, even as we stumble to find obedience. Oh how this soul wishes we Christians would embrace His Truth! And that the world would be different because of obedient hearts. Lord, change me. Lord, change us. All for Your glory. ---------- I am a Jesus-follower, a Homemaker, a Wife of the best man EVER, a Mom of 4 wonderful girls, a missionary in Africa, a Friend, an Encourager, a Seeker of integrity who is unsatisfied with a mediocre walk in Christ, and Blessed beyond any words that I could ever express. Thanks for being interested in my little slice of the world.

One thought on “The Wall

  1. The days following GREAT days are always a challenge, but your attitude is super! Sometimes just doing the next thing, then the next, then the next is how to get through the day while other days everything seems so charged with significance.

    Okay, yeah, you know all this, but I guess I'm getting reminded of it more in the greater significance of each moment by moment “normal” out here in Colorado where my friend Ninnah is adjusting to the new normal of stage three lung cancer.

    How wonderful to read about your adventures – you really are a superb writer in that you can deliver so perfectly the fantastic dailyness of your life.

    Love you!

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