Friday Coffee Date
If we were to meet for coffee today, I would tell you how incredibly blessed my family is to be surrounded by friends who truly love us. This past week, my husband rear ended someone, got a ticket, then his tire blew up on the interstate, leaving the entire front half of his car in a mess. Our friends surrounded us in prayer, encouragement, and help that left us humbled and so thankful.
I would tell you that every day is a struggle to juggle 2 toddlers and a baby. I've really felt the stress, the craziness lunch time can bring, the diapers, the constant fights from two older brothers who just can't share anything. Even the air they breathe. I mean come on guys! You're driving me crazy! And the words, "It'll only get worse with age" echo in my tired mind. Be quiet.
I would tell you how much I am enjoying the cool weather. I went to the thrift store and got a Fall candle, and a potted plant that just sing Harvest time. All that combined with the brisk, cool mornings, and let me tell you, it has created so many joy aches in my heart, I just can barely take it.
I would tell you how much my heart has been hurting for someone...I won't name names, but my heart just aches for this person. Sometimes the best thing you can do for someone is let them fall, let them realize their own mistakes. But everything inside of me wants to get involved. Giving it to God, letting go of my own control over it, has been hard. But I know He is there. I know He can do so much more than I ever could.
I would tell you how my Miah, who turns 3 next month, is almost entirely potty trained. I'll probably start crying here. It seems like just yesterday I was changing his diaper for the first time, so scared he was going to roll off the table, and I would go to jail for being the worst Mother ever. But he has survived, and he is growing into such an amazing little man. We're having a hard time with him being able to pull his pants down. He just doesn't want to do it himself. He'll get it. I just can't believe how fast potty training took this time around.
All my love, Marybeth
If we were having coffee today, in a quiet little coffee shop, just the two of us, what would you tell me?
Love one another with brotherly affection. Out do one another in showing honor.
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