small successes (vol.52)...

"It’s important for moms to recognize that all the small successes in our days can add up to one big triumph. So on Thursday of each week, we do exactly that."

It's been an intense week. School has started for Miss Courtney and with that comes early bedtime combined with an earlier rising. On Tuesday I woke early to work out and was greeted by a flat tire on the van. 

Hello first day of school. You just got ever so much more exciting.

I woke Jerry and we called AAA (since it is a wheelchair van that requires a hydraulic jack to change a tire) and waited for help to arrive. Needless to say, I did not work out that morning.

We got Court to school and as I was running errands, the school nurse called letting me know they had misplaced all of Court's medical paperwork and they needed new copies. Oh and by the way, we also forgot Court's meds. You.Have.Got.To.Be.Kidding. I kept looking around for the locusts and frogs because I am sure they were next!

My success?
I did not lose my temper or my mind. Blessed Mary stayed with me and I CHOSE laughter instead of frustration. I need to keep choosing joy! It makes life so much more enjoyable.

I have been experiencing a bit of writer's block recently. It has been frustrating but I realized the other day that this is not an unusual thing for a writer, especially one as undisciplined as I am. So I have committed it to prayer and I will do my best to push through it. Patience and perseverance are called for once again.
My success:
Patience and perseverance. Maybe one day I will perfect the practice.

Miss Courtney's seizures have returned. Every night around 8 p.m. they come. Last night as her body stiffened and jerked violently and she tried so desperately to take a breath for the first 30 seconds, I prayed so hard. I prayed that her suffering meant something. That all of this is being offered for a greater good. She is such a strong brave girl. I held her as the seizure finally released her body and I just wept.
My success: 
Not my will Lord, but yours be done.
If I keep believing, God will help in my unbelief.

Sometimes it's all I can do.  

I know these successes aren't really related to homemaking but it's where I am this week. Thank you for letting me share a piece of my heart with you. 

Blessings and Grace.