Saturday, April 18, 2009

I overdosed on caffeine a few hours ago and now I can't sleep! I haven't done this since my high school days when I worked at a restaurant and I could drink all the diet coke I wanted for free. Rather than wasting my time in bed I decided to make use of this jittery energy and do something? Anything? to save my blog!?!

The perfectionist in me has been stressed out by all of life that I didn't chronicle last year; the overwhelmed me realizes there is no way I will ever adequately "catch up"; the aspiring blogger in me does not want to abandon ship; and so I'm doing the only thing I can do. I'm letting bygones be bygones and moving forward.

I'll just say that 2008 was a year of many afflictions that culminated in the great blessing of receiving sweet little Faith. Would I do it again? Whole heartedly I say YES!!! But I am grateful, very grateful that I don't have to.

Sweet Little Faith when she was 1 month old.

2009 has so far been a little kinder and yet... Heavenly Father has not seen fit to lift all of the heavy burdens. I am trying now to more fully"Come unto Christ" for I truly need His rest!

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
Matt: 11:28-30


nora.lakehurst said...

Thanks Holly for posting this. What a sweet post. I sure love you guys.

Corilee said...

Hi, Holly. I got to your blog from Karla's, I hope you don't mind me reading it.

I felt so empathetic after reading what you had to say. Raising a large family can be very hard at times but somehow, with the help of the Lord, we make it through. I'll pray for you and yours. I know God hears and answers prayers. Hold on, pray on, live on happily no matter what.


Stacey said...

I found my way here from Karla's blog. :)

That was such a wonderful post. I love the picture of your little one,she is precious!