We are covered in ice here in Oklahoma. We have a Doctor's appt. tomorrow morning, we will see if we can brave the roads. Greg will be off of work for the second day. We love having him home with us. We have always loved having him with us, but so much more so in the last 3 months. We laugh about this that his once very low maintenance wife has stepped it up quite a bit and is now quite HIGH maintenance. I need him so much more now than ever before:) He is loved that is for sure.
Our poor kids, the beauty of homeschooling is that because you are at home you can go on with or with out the ice:) We did lighten the load a bit today so the kids had plenty of time to play outside. We rented a movie off the TV and all hunkered down and snuggled up to watch it. We also had our neighbors over to eat. We have been meaning to do this for some time, and since nobody was going anywhere it was the perfect night. We are neighbor knowing people. It is so sad to see people live next to each other and not know one another or reach out to one another. It was great to visit and get to know them a bit... they of course got to know us and the 4 kids who couldn't stop chattering. We hope it wasn't too much for them who are just expecting their first child.
I had a nice visit on the phone with my older brother tonight. I was encouraged when he prayed with me and shared the following verse. It is one of my favorites that I committed to memory years ago. It was a great reminder that even though there may be moments or days I feel like outwardly I am wasting away or falling apart, God can and will inwardly renew me in His time. Oh it is hard to be patient and wait for his timing. I fail miserably at this. At times I just want to yell out BRING IT GOD, BRING IT NOW. Today on the treadmill I had to remind myself that those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. Greg keeps telling me that I need to give God the time to work and bring good from this. Hmmmm... maybe the Lord is teaching me something:)
2 Corinthians 4:14-18
Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.