Romans 15:4-6, 13

"For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Friday, June 27, 2008

missing the small ones...

It's true. I leave in 6 days. And while I am extremely excited and looking forward to all the God opportunities which are guaranteed to be provided, I'm sad, as well. I am going to miss my family and my friends. I am especially going to miss my little ones. :)

My summer joke has been that I am a single mother of 12. With all the nannying I do, they're all I talk about! I already miss the ones which I have had to say good-bye to. Even if it is temporary, it is real. These little ones are so dear to my heart and I am walking away for about 7 weeks!

Some good news is that some of these moms have asked me to come back in fall. One even had me write down my school schedule and when I'd be willing to work for her! I am so stoked!!

Brayden has been so rewarding to work with. He can sometimes be the most stubborn and the most independent of the 12 kids, but that always leads to rewards. I discipline him but then I get to talk through it with him and then love on him so he knows it's simply his choices that were not good.

His brothers are simply adorable. I don't know what I would do if I didn't get to see them anymore. Thankfully their mom has asked me to return. Love those kids.

Please be praying for my homesickness. It will be hard, I know. It is always the hardest thing for me.

6 days. :)