We are almost done with our first full week of being in our home here at A Kid’s Place. Our home is called Curry House. We have gotten into a little routine in the evening where I have been going to bed about 9:00 and getting up at 8:00…well today Ron is super tired. He has been staying up till our night staff comes on at 11 and so he usually doesn’t get into bed till about 11:30p. But tonight I told him I would stay up and for him to shower and go to bed early. I really do hope he is sleeping.
It is just now 11:01p so Ari, our night shift gal should be walking in the door any minute. But I’m getting ahead of myself. So Ron took our boy D and two of the other kids from here to Astroskate for Christian Teen Nite Skate. I was home with 8 year old B awaiting the arrival of two new little’s. But alas at 8:50p we were notified the new little’s weren’t arriving till tomorrow sometime so I was trying to encourage B to go to bed…but wait, is Mr. Ron going to be home to sit with me?? He asked…makes my heart smile that already we are building relationships with the boys in our care. I assured him Mr. Ron would sit with him when he got home. Well B did some procrastinating and was still up when Ron walked in the door. B was so excited and quickly asked Ron if he would come and sit with him. Ron said of course.
D took his time getting in the shower and ready for bed and I finally got Ron to go do the same. I finished up my daily notes, spent some time in the Word – something I’m trying to get back into the habit of doing and since morning’s are not working and I like to sleep in I thought I could read once the boys are in bed. One of us has to stay up till our night person shows up…
Sorry for being scattered…I joined a new accountability group and this is what I wrote this evening:
Good evening ladies!!! Oh what a day. I tallied my points 63! But what I am most thankful for is actually taking time to read in God’s Word.
I decided to read the chapter of whatever my devotion is from. Today was Romans 3 ~ What really spoke to me was that the reminder it is not what we do (works) but by loving the Lord, trusting Him and accepting the grace he so freely gives to us.
And that it is important to have goals and desires but that when we fall short to not be so hard on ourselves and to give ourselves the grace that Jesus so freely gives to us.
Thank you Kacy for starting this group and being an encourager in my life.
One thing I am proud of today is that I had 7,510 steps today!!! So I definitely beat my goal of one more step than yesterday.
I am also trying to eat some protein at night before going to bed instead of munching on candy or cookies or popcorn (my downfall) as the protein is better for me with my diabetes.
Well our boys are finally settled for the night so I think I’m going to do some writing – one of my long term goals that seems to fall to the wayside so often. Have a great night and day tomorrow ladies. I will be checking in late in the evening as we have a full day tomorrow and are getting two new littles in our home. Blessings to each of you!
After reading and writing the above I started writing/copying from one of my journals…I am wanting to put my journals onto the computer just in case my dream to write a devotional book ever comes to fruition I will have stuff to glean from…and it had to do with us just starting out as Home Parents at MCH and here we are just finishing up our first full week here at AKP! And thinking about the pushback from D the first few days here has made me smile over and over with how my reactions to him is so different from four years ago…
Lord, I just feel so defeated. I try to do things for the boys and then they turn and tell me to F off or argues over every comment, every request or statement. Lord I believe you opened the door for us to come here to MCH. I felt prepared but today right now Lord I just feel depleted and discouraged and wanting to run away. Yet Lord I know you are with me and will get me through this day.
I Cor 10:1-3. Lord you offer to lead me where I struggle. Give me the strength to accept your help so I can stay faithful to you. Amen!!!
And I can honestly say that in the past four years the Lord has definitely guided us as we walked through this journey called life.
Well scattered is truly where my mind is…I started this blog post knowing I wanted to share some things but for the life of me…my mind is blank…so I will close with happy reading from this scatter brained mama who is so thankful for where the Lord has planted us.
Stay tuned ~ who knows the next post might even make a bit more sense LOL!