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I used to feel constantly overwhelmed with the daily life of raising three small children. Now I’m busier than ever but overwhelmed with the feeling of thankfulness. God is my renewing my remembrances - memories of back when the children were babies. A two year, a one year old and a newborn, it was almost more than I could handle. But God graced me. Now God is washing the hard memories, my bitterness of soul(like Hannah) and replacing them with the real gems. The memories of when they were all small, simple and sweet. It’s like childbirth. I know it was painful, but I choose to remember the smile that spread across my face and being so amazed I couldn’t speak as I looked at her tiny face.Three Little Ones

Before, I had such a heart of bitterness and I had grown cold to Him because things had not turned out the way I expected them. And I feared He had no power to work to make things right. All the time He was still convincing me I still wasn’t in control of my life - He was.

My mother used to say, “I’m so mad I can’t see straight.” I never thought about what that comment meant until I was married. I know that you really can’t see things clearly for what they are, and you can’t seem to think rightly about situations.

Oh, Anger, my old friend. It’s time to move on. Anger was the only thing I felt in control of. The Spirit is replacing my anger with love and joy. I know He’s working this in me. He’s changing my mind.

So my heart is filled with thankfulness. I am loved by my Savior who wants me for eternity. I am loved by a very handsome man who wants to spend the rest of his life with me. I am a proud homeschooling mom and I’m terrified to death that I am the main source of information for these children.

Seeing the three running through the sprinklers in the back yard, reminds me that I get to relive the best parts of my own childhood even today! So, since they’re all wet and I’m at the computer I better get out there before the sun goes down.

Comments

Comment from Robin
Time: June 17, 2007, 11:47 am

Oh, these are the little people make who me laugh, smile, and doubt my salvation. :)

Kalek is in the foreground and just a few months old here. Israel whose holding Kalek tightly is two years in this picture. Gideon is only one and has obviously already mastered the drum here. Gideon of course is still doubtful the little brother was a good idea!

Comment from Jennifer Mckinney
Time: June 17, 2007, 9:06 pm

They are beautiful children and Xavoir misses them very much.

Comment from Bill Shure
Time: June 17, 2007, 9:53 pm

Robin, you’re such a good mom-your reflections are good and wholesome and you may feel Aaron is the handsome prince who wants to hold your hand into eternity but remember you are the beautiful princess the Father dreamed up just for him and your precious ones. your bro. Bill

Comment from Misty Jackson
Time: June 18, 2007, 8:58 am

Robin, it is so renewing to my own spirit to read your words about motherhood and how the Lord is doing this work in you. You are a great mother and I can see that He is rewarding you with abounding joy. I pray that He continues this good work.

Comment from cheryl scott
Time: June 18, 2007, 9:56 pm

Robin, You are an amazing woman of God, wife, and mother.

I am soooooooooooooooooo proud of you….love, cs

be happy, be thankful

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