I dont know where to start today~Ive got a hundred things going on at once
Maybe Ill start with what im doing right now, and thats heading to Florida again. Im surrounded by my family, and one of them is D.J. Jaydon. (thats his car nickname, he surfs through all my itunes and plays his heart out) We always get to a song where everyone is happy and jamming on a favorite line, then he abruptly switches the song. Yep, that’s D.J. Jaydon.
I couldnt be happier that we are going back to Florida. Its Jaydons spring break so we are taking advantage of having an engagement this weekend by going a few days early. I think Aquatica is on the agenda and Im sure we will chase the Mouse.
You know what I did this morning to get the kids up and outta the house? I made a big ole breakfast. The Flying Biscuit, our fav Atlanta breakfast spot, sells their spicy chicken sausage at Kroger now. I’m a southern girl to the core, and theres nothing better than waking up to the smell of breakfast. Grits, pancakes, eggs and sausage. I had all four sleepy heads sitting at the table and thats where I find my simplest joy.
Kids were ready, kitchen was clean, car was loaded by 8. Not bad mama!
Im very thankful that our ministry travels have been conducive to the kids traveling with us this month. It has been a real test for me the past few years juggling schedules. As much as I love to go, I love having them with me. I need to adopt a grandma that can run my house and my kids. Shes gotta be able to skateboard, throw a football, think our loud music is cool, and cook like me, oh, and manage you-tube videos? Know anyone? ehhh, Id be happy if she could do one of those!
Say a prayer for me.
I want them to experience all that we are so thats why I like them to go. The one plus to home-schooling is the freedom they have to pick up and roll with us. I love that! One of the reasons we took that fabulous cruise for Valentines. Oh the places you can go….
But to be transparent, with this whole traveling thing, Im vascilating so much in what I think is best. Some days I want them plugged into a youth group because of my own memories. Some days I want them with us on the road sowing into their future.
Ultimately, I know God is working it out His way.
The sweetest thing I can remember ever being told to me as a mom was from a pastors wife on a weekend we ministered in Ohio . I wasn’t able to take them on that trip and as the pastor asked me about how the kids were, I think I got a tear in my eye talking about them. She took me by the hand, and Im tearing as I recall it. She said, “Theres one thing you can always count on, God love those kids more than you do, and with every plan He has for you, He has one for them.”
I had sudden peace and I still do. ( another tear)
I think I will leave you with this….
5 Save your fear for God, who holds your entire life-body and soul-in his hands.
6 “What’s the price of two or three pet canaries? Some loose change, right? But God never overlooks a single one.7 And he pays even greater attention to you, down to the last detail-even numbering the hairs on your head! So don’t be intimidated by all this bully talk. You’re worth more than a million canaries.