Daybook :: School’s Out for Summer

Daybook :: School’s Out for Summer

Outside my window …

Partly sunny and warm. We have had some fabulous rain and thunderstorms. Everything is green and growing. Lots of kids are playing outside.

 

Thanking God for …

* a more relaxed summer schedule
* this moment in time: when all six children can finally attend VBS together

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* a fun time with my daughter at Joyful Noise — This weekend, my 12yo daughter finally got her Christmas gift! The two of us attended the sold-out Joyful Noise concert to hear her favorite Christian artists, Jamie Grace and Toby Mac! I loved taking her! I loved seeing her face light up when she met Jamie Grace, who was super sweet! I loved hearing her sing out for joy to the Lord!

Make a joyful noise to the Lord … Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” —Psalm 100:1

 

Thinking About …

A lot! My health is somewhat of a preoccupation lately. I will be sharing more about that later this week. But in essence, I have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder that attacks the Thyroid. It is wrecking havoc on my body!

I also am just trying to wrap my head around my unique purpose. What am I supposed to be focusing on? Where should I invest my (limited) energy? How do I balance accepting my reality and doing everything possible to get healthy … without exhausting myself? AND I’m trying to keep up with my household and family responsibilities, which I am constantly feeling behind on and just doing the bare minimum. It’s a tricky balance. I really think I need more rest and ways to find refreshment. But it is not so easy …

 

Wearing …

* navy and white floral top
* denim capris
* brown sandals

 

Reading …

Unleashed: How to Receive Everything the Holy Spirit Wants to Give You by Sonja Corbitt. I am reading this book with CatholicMom.com. One chapter per week. Totally doable. Won’t you join us?

I’m also re-reading The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living by Lisa Hendey for the first-ever Read Between the WINEs Summer Book Club. Another very simple and doable way to read a great book! You can join us here (and even see a video that I made!).

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Listening to …

Jamie Grace’s Do Life Big. It will make you want to dance!


Plans for the week …

* VBS
* Doctor appointment
* Theater rehearsals for my daughter (She is playing Earthworm in James and Giant Peach!)
* Women, WINE and Wisdom

 

Praying for …

* my husband and children
* peace and unity in my home
* for clarity as I discern a special opportunity

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2 thoughts on “Daybook :: School’s Out for Summer

  1. That is awesome that you got to see (and meet!) Jamie Grace and Toby Mac. Faith and I are soooo jealous! Her dance studio uses a lot of their songs for recital and practice. She would love to see esp. Jamie in person.

    This paragraph: “I also am just trying to wrap my head around my unique purpose. What am I supposed to be focusing on? Where should I invest my (limited) energy? How do I balance accepting my reality and doing everything possible to get healthy … without exhausting myself? AND I’m trying to keep up with my household and family responsibilities, which I am constantly feeling behind on and just doing the bare minimum. It’s a tricky balance. I really think I need more rest and ways to find refreshment. But it is not so easy …” could really have been written by me (if I could write it so eloquently). It is my daily struggle. I see the results when I rest, body wise, but I also see them in my house — not good! Please share when you come up with the miracle of an answer!

    1. Barbara, Jamie was incredibly sweet! I was very impressed with her. She was so gracious to her fans. I love that Faith’s dance studio dances to Christian music. That is wonderful!

      I am going to my doctor today, so we will see what she says … I also have an appt. with an endocrinologist next week. The first one I went to, who diagnosed me with Hashimoto’s, was not a good fit. He put me back on a medication that didn’t work the first time. I need someone who is open to other options and possibilities, who realizes that not everyone fits the mold of a typical hypothyroid patient. I also suspect that there is more going on here than just thyroid disorder … And as for the miracle answer, I WILL definitely share it, if I find it! And if you find it, please share with me!!

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