Daniel went off of his medicine two days ago and has been home sick from work ever since. He has deep, crampy back pain that concerns me but we are just praying against it and trusting in God our healer to restore him to optimal health!
His interview got rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon at 3. Please continue to be in prayer about this whole situation as we truly feel it is the will of God. We are even more convinced that the enemy is trying to break down Daniel's body and spirit and bring doubt into our minds during these couple of days. In fact, it seems as if he is doing everything he can to keep him from going. That will not be the case! We are confident of the path we are traveling as we have succumbed to the plan of our Lord. We are entirely dependant upon His plan, work and will in our lives and future and in a way it is encouraging to feel the resistance of the enemy trying to work against us, leaving us even more confident that is surely the right path for us. However, we are still in prayer and absolutely do not want to walk a road we are not supposed to.
Prayer and repetition. Prayer and repetition.
"...And leaving them he went back again, and prayed a third time, saying the same words over."
We got Nora's birthday party invitations and will be sending them out shortly. Her party will be on the night of her birthday and will include some yummy grill food, a lemon flavored mermaid birthday cake, not to mention a giant inflatable jump house. The kids will have a blast and I am so excited! Daniel and I have always loved making birthdays a really big celebration. For me, it's as much my day as it is her. After all, it's the day I became a mother. Her mother. That day for me is ridiculously special and therefore, I think it is only appropriate to go all out! She's excited. I'm very much sad. She's turning 3. Three means she's a big girl. The proof is all over her newly painted room. No crib in site. Only a big girl bed, big girl underwear and big girl things. She's still my baby. She'll forever be my bushy haired baby.
One of Nora's favorite things to say to me, even as I sit right next to her and spend all day with her is, "I miss you so much mom."
In a way, I think it's so sweet. It speaks volumes about the amount of love a mother feels for her children and vice versa. I sometimes feel that way about Daniel. It's as if I love all of them SO much that I literally miss them when they are right next to me. I can spend all of my time with all of them and yet the amount of love, passion and intense emotion is all too much to confine inside of myself. It's a deep, hurting kind of expression. I love when she tells me. She's my sweetheart.
Anyway, babies are crying. Daddy is irritable and I have work to do. Just wanted to write a few lines and will probably be back later to do the same.
"Be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you: to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to obey his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and all your soul."