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We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
- Hebrews 6:19
"MOM, I have a grape in my shoe!"
These words are the exact quote from one of my daughters.
It was a Sunday morning, and the baby was only 1 week old when these desperate words rang from my teen daughter's mouth.
She was frantically trying to get out of the house to make church in time. As she reached to get her shoes out of the hall closet, and put her foot in her shoe, there was THE GRAPE!! In her shoe!
How did a GRAPE get in her shoe? I don't know, yet I think it perfectly epitomizes my life these last 10 weeks since our new bundle came into our home.
This baby is not one of those happy camper babies that you see cooing on television.
No, this is an incredibly needy bundle of joy, who needs to be cuddled and held more than the my other babies ever did.
Now, my heart on the other hand, has been struggling. I am going to be honest. We live a normal non perfect-non-Pinterest sort of life. How can a person have it all together with TEN KIDS?? Yet, I've been asked, how do you keep it all together? You must be super mom!
If they only knew! I'm not! I'm a postpartum mom with 10 children who has felt like she was going crazy these last 10 weeks.
And YES, the children help, but the reality is that breakfast, lunch, and supper continue; washing 10,000 dirty dishes by hand because the dishwasher broke continues; the noise of piano practice for 4 children continues; Soccer practice continues; church demand continues; homeschooling 7 children with 2 babies in tow and one who cries if she's not being held continues...
My Big Fat Post About Bunk beds, Dressers, Wall Decorations, and Anything Else That has Anything to do with Fall.
When I say Big Fat Post, I do mean it even though I really should be either folding the numerous piles of laundry, writing that research paper, studying for my geometry test tomorrow, or all three. But I keep procrastinating. Because technically, the research paper isn't due for three weeks, the five loads to fold will be folded eventually (probably tomorrow...maybe), and I don't really need to study for my geometry test. Though I probably should.
So, moving on. As a humongously large answer to prayer, we finally got our bunk beds!!!!!!!! God gave us the money to purchase the beds through 2 anonymous givers!
Ever since Amarisa was born, we three oldest girls have been sleeping on mattresses on the tile floor. Which wasn't really that bad, except for the combined facts that a) we live in a basement, b) its cold outside, c) we live in the country. This means that bugs really, really, really like our house. And when you're on the floor, they like your bed.
My sisters and I have a lot of stories about these bugs. One night, around 10:30, 11:00ish, I felt this something on my leg. I really didn't think about it until it started moving. I really don't mind bugs. Actually I'm more the person who, instead of killing the poor things, I take them outside. (And let them freeze to death, but that's beside the point.) But when there is a very large cricket crawling up your leg in the dark of night, I don't like them.
Also there is (Did I say is? I meant was.) this spider above my desk that must be learning how to fly or something because it keeps dropping from the ceiling. The first time, it fell on my head, but I didn't catch it fast enough to squash him. The second time, I found him and killed him. ;)
Melody said I screamed, but I don't scream. I just said loudly that I was almost 100% positive about a bug that was crawling on me. And then of course we had to take a picture of it to prove to all our friends that it actually happened. We like to take pictures of bugs and show them to everyone.
But enough about bugs! Our bunk beds came on Wednesday, and Dad put them together on Thursday.
After we finished putting the beds together, we wanted to decorate a little without spending any money at all. So my mom found out how to add chevron stripes to our already existing dressers.
After we did all that, we went to Hobby Lobby to see if we could find anything on sale that fit our budget. Not that we actually had a budget or anything:). After searching the entire store for over two hours, we had only found one thing that all four of us agreed on: a gray, chevron, cute little owl with red eyes. We also saw something else there. It was a big sign made of wood that had a heart and the word love stenciled on it.
Autumn really liked it, but I didn't and it cost like, $100!! There was a 50% off discount, but still, that's a lot of money. So, we left without it. We just so happened to have a pallet in the back yard my mom had saved and we used our amazing brains and went to work. ;)
After all that hard work, we found out why those things cost so much money:). Anyway, that's all for now! Oh wait, I found a picture of Amarisa. Last one:)
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.