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...
God reached down in love and rescued Cassandra from her sin at the age of 21: changing her life, purpose, and focus forever.