Monday, June 27, 2011

In which I am filled unexpectedly

owen is 5 weeks. i say this to remind myself this is still a time of crazy. but i've been reminded by nancy and my friend christina that things happen in cycles (oh, Ecclesiastes!), and now i have hope that my words will return, the desire to write again will come, and that while i'm not sharing words here and processing, i am doing a good work at home with my four boys. my house is still a mess--i think i'm giving up in that department!--and meals are whatever can be served hodge-podge because i rarely have two arms at my disposal, but i have three happy older boys and a seemingly pretty content new guy. things are good.
i broke out my mei tai this morning for the first time because i just needed to get SOMETHING done, and owen went right to sleep, happy in that place next to mama's heart. i'd forgotten how glorious it was to have two arms again, and so i stole some moments to read a few blogs i haven't visited in ages. i've been filled again. listening to worship music i am reminded how much i love the Lord. reading words of hope and humor and grace i am reminded how much the Lord loves me. i have not been to church of the brick and mortar sort in months, but today i was filled. He is good.

friends, if you still read, know that i will be back though i don't know when. life is still a bit hectic and i haven't completely gotten it all figured out, but i know i still need this space.

8 comments:

Wandering On Purpose said...

Glad to see you back! Praying everything continues to fall into place. The mess can always wait - time with your kiddos is most important.

Nancy said...

Misty! Always glad to see you pop up here, but Amen! to receiving and working with the cycles (as opposed to against them). You are doing holy work there, loving on your little ones. Give them a hug from me--especially that little Owen. Have I mentioned lately how much I love that name?

Leslie said...

i echo nancy. holy work, girl... the best work. keep it up. and rest. and enjoy. we'll be right here...

Bev said...

we will be waiting...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I remember this being a busy time in my life. Take Care!

Ostriches Look Funny said...

oh I'm so glad things are going well! Things are looking up for me, I think. The eating spree seems to be waining. take care of yourself. Don't worry about the extras. You can do that crap when the kids have moved out! :)

Craig said...

you are a mama with your arms full – even though you can occasionally break one free now and again. Your words are good. I heart your words. And as I read – for the second time today I was reminded of something a favorite mom of mine told me – that the days of a mom are endless but the years go by too quickly.God bless you Misty.

Rambling Heather said...

This makes me want to read this space more often. Just the realness of your words. Thank you for sharing!