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Posted by on Feb 1, 2016 in Family Fun | 0 comments

Weekend Recap – New Mercies Every Morning

Happy Monday! Pretty much all our weekend plans got nixed, as I suspected they would, due to sick kids. Both kids seem to be almost over that cold bug though and I’m super thankful for that. However, I think poor Andi is teething now and she isn’t handling it well. She had a time this weekend. Upset stomach. First diaper rash. Terrible sleep. My heart was breaking for her.

Snow Bunny

Dave had to work Saturday, but stayed home Friday to hang with us. I was hoping to catch a mile high run class (haven’t been yet, but dying to try it) + get my eyebrows threaded (big goals), but I felt guilty leaving him with 2 sick kids since they were both still pretty congested on Friday. I opted for a 5 mile treadmill run that morning and then we all stayed home together. We did venture out for a family walk that evening though and Atlas loved playing in the snow!

Our 'hood

Family Walk

Family Walk

Snow Dance

We are {obviously} doing the electric slide in the above photo. 😉 We also had a snowball fight and Atlas thought it was the greatest thing ever. I spent the rest of Friday night reading about all things related to baby sleep habits/diaper rash/teething. It was wild.

Saturday was a big doozie, so there isn’t much to say about that day. I was feeling particularly run down and the kids both gave me a run for my money that day and then Saturday night Andi was up again several times. We are pretty big advocates of crying it out in this house, but I just haven’t been able to justify that with her lately because I can tell she’s not feeling good, whether it be because of a cold or a diaper rash etc. So, as I sat in the rocking chair with her at some ungodly hour on Saturday night, I was fighting back tears because I so badly wanted sleep. I prayed that if God wasn’t going to answer my prayer of getting some solid sleep, He would just give me more of Him while I sat up in that rocking chair. This verse came to my mind…

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

I’m so grateful that God’s mercies are new every morning and I’m so thankful that I can rest in His steadfast love at 3am.

Sunday morning I woke up to Dave sitting on the edge of our bed watching me sleep. When I opened my eyes and looked at him he said, “I know you had a rough night and were up a lot. I’m going to make you an extra special cup of coffee.” Extra special = extra sugar.

Then as I was brushing my teeth, Atlas came running in our bathroom, grabbed my leg and kissed me and said, “Wuv you, Mama! Make Mama’s day!” Every time he kisses me I always tell him how it makes my day, so my heart melted in that moment. Also, “wuv” = “love.”

I remembered the verse I thought on just a few hours earlier while rocking Andi and I was so happy to see that God was showing me new mercies that day. Little signs that let me know He sees and He cares. I’m thankful that even when I’m tired and I feel like I’m sinking under the weight of sleep deprivation, His faithfulness doesn’t end and he meets my needs.

While the kids napped on Sunday, Ob & I went for a nice 4 mile run outside. We averaged a 7:48 pace and only stopped once so Ob could run wild in the snow. It was good for my soul.

Winter run

Puppy Play Time

Winter Run

Sunday night we ventured out to dinner, where Dave and I alternated picking baby toys up off the floor. Because that is what dining out with children means.

I hope you had a great weekend and here’s hoping this week flies by!

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