In order to steal a few minutes alone, I have tasked all of the children.
The older girls are making chocolate chip cookies, from scratch, with no help from me. They have never done this before, so I’m hoping that it takes them at least an hour.
The boys have been sent upstairs to play the Wii, with only one wand, and if they fight, they will both be sent to bed. Josiah just yelled into my quiet and told me to add some batteries to the other wand because he doesn’t want to touch the same wand that Isaac is using. “Cooties.”, he says.
And Ainsley…well she is being Ainsley. She is moping because Greenley is asleep and I have turned off the Disney channel. She has resorted to the awfully boring task of coloring.
Normally, three days of rain would send me spinning, but surprisingly, it has provided some much needed space for quiet nothingness.
This space for nothingness has been sweet today. I have been able to sit and wait for the Lord to move. And He has. He has moved on our behalf and we have been on the receiving end of boundless grace. You, dear friends, have been the voices of truth and ceaseless prayer.
And all I can say is thank you.