Friday, November 6, 2009

Friday Joy :)

Been a long week with sick kids and a sort-of-fighting-something-sickish Mommy (nothing new there, just an extra layer added to my normal). Daddy's sleeping on the couch to try to stay away from all the contagious germs floating about our home. Had some success with homeschooling, but mostly just had a hybernation week here, with the 3-year-old having had enough of it all and creating ways to get himself in trouble yesterday.

Exactly how many different kinds of messes can one little boy make in any given 20 minutes? The morning started with a large tupperward bowl of raw rice poured through the dirty colandar all over the kitchen floor, then mixed with half-eaten smuggled candy, markers all over the schoolroom door, and the entire toybox turned on end and scattered across the house, all within a 15-20 minute timeframe. The day only went downhill from there...

I'm so glad it's almost the weekend. I'm ready for a fresh start. It's weeks like this that make me thankful for our infertility journey before motherhood, because if we hadn't fought and prayed so hard for these little miracles, these are the kinds of days that could otherwise lead me to forget what a true miracle and blessing it is to have them in our lives!

It's not quite the weekend yet, but today I choose to focus on the fact that This is the day that the LORD has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it!

There are many things I want to blog about, like how fun it is to watch our daughter asking for various things for Christmas when we already know that what she will find under the tree will far surpass any of those items she thinks she wants so badly. (Thanks to our local toy store's phone call earlier this week that we had won a very special prize there, something that would be far outside our typical Christmas gift budget.) She feels sure that these things she's asking for will make her little heart so happy and cannot begin to imagine that there is something far better in store for her. Gives me a glimps of how God must feel as we beg and pleed for the things we think will gratify, and He seems to sit back and "do nothing" when in reality his patient smile hides the quiet joy of all He knows He has planned for us, plans for our good, far beyond all we could ask or imagine.

There are about 600 unanswered emails currently sitting in my inbox, many half-written blog topics floating around in my head, a sale I should be promoting for my mineral makeup business, a new catalog about to launch for Gurrlie Girl jewelry, and so much more "stuff" that calls to distract my heart, but today I'm going to turn off the computer, walk away, take a shower (thanks to my hubby plastic wrapping my PICC line before he left for work), then just enjoy my kids! Fevers are mostly broken, we seem to be off to a better start emotionally and relationally all around, and I have a pile of jello boxes waiting to be built into a model of a Roman arch. Motherhood has it's very hard days, but thanks to infertility, I don't want to miss a single sticky day of this journey!

Since I'm not up to answering emails, a quick shoutout to my friend Jill here: There's absolutely nothing "lazy" about sleeping late, then working late. That's how my body typically works best and my creative juices best flow too! The fact that you can work enough to actually financially support yourself while living with chronic illness is a HUGE blessing, so I'm proud of you for what you can do and say "go with the flow" about how you get it done! {{{hug}}}


HP Jill said...

Thank you, Jenni. You made me cry! :)

Marti said...

I loved reading your blog "Friday Joy." Your expressive writing allowed me to feel the emotions you undoubtedly were feeling while composing this blog entry.

I applaud you on your journey and look forward to learning more about you on your blog.

This IS the day that the Lord has made. Let us all rejoice and be glad in it!

Heather said...

Hello. Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I am thiking about you and praying for you!
Love, Heather