So it has been a interesting weekend. Friday was a great day that included a 10 minute call from Chris, a babysitter for the girls, and a girls night for MOMMY! (hallelujah) I really needed it. MOPS steering had our final get together for the year and we all went out to eat at Olive Garden it was great to just go and be an adult and talk to some pretty special ladies. Got home took babysitter home and then snuggled in the bed with my two girls. (moments like these I hope to never take for granted) Saturday morning we got up we had 2 birthday parties at Chuck E Cheese (I do not like this place on a good day much less a Saturday) SO we got there at 11 and went and wished M a happy b-day and visited with Ms. K and Mak. Then it was time for Moses b-day party so we had to go and get with that group. Becca and Chloe both had so much fun. Chloe ran around and played as hard as Becca. Then it was time for Chuck E to come out and do the party thing so as I say with the other parents watching our kids I began to cry (yes at CC I cried) I just thought of all that Chris is going to miss out on by being out to sea and how these moments we can't get back. After having to drag Becca out of CC we came home and all 3 took an hour nap before Miss Bethany got here to watch the girls so I could go have some more girl time. ( I know this weekend spoiled me) SO I went to play Bunco- I had a great time and won the game woo woo. I got home to find that my wonderful babysitter had cleaned me downstairs, it is hard for me to keep it all cleaned and I was so blessed to have the help. Today we didn't make it to church for last night I found a massive rash on Chloe's bottom and she is not allowed in Kidville with a rash so we slept in and then went grocery shopping at Kroger. We came home had lunch - and Chris called so Becca and I got to talk to him for a few minutes. E-mail has been down so we haven't gotten messages as normal. Chloe took a late nap so Becca and I cooked dinner together pizza then we all had dinner together and then bath time and bed. I am thankful for my babies and my husband. I have learned in these 12 days that I miss and love him and wish that he was here but I have learned to value and hold onto the time that we do have together and not fight or bicker.
My scriptures for today has been and will be my verse to sustain me for the entire deployment and my life:
Romans 8:31-39 (The Message)
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you. We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
SO if God goes before me and is willing to do anything for me why shall I fear. In HIM I put my life, trust, and faith.