Tonight I was going to type about how challenging raising five precious souls can be sometimes. I was going to blog and tell you about how special each of these little people is and how their tendency to go in every which way leaves GG and I exhausted most nights. I was going to describe how he and I comment often that our life feels like a sprint just to keep up with the status quo (and not ever get ahead) and that one pause for a breather usually causes such a backlog it takes days to recover.
How laundry piles in hallways and on couches are common.
How cluttered countertops are a given.
How random items everywhere are the norm.
How these things cause us stress, which we wish they didn't, but they do.
How on particularly tough stretches I feel... (gasp!) overwhelmed.
How I barely have time to check email, let alone write about life and post pictures on our blog these days...
But I won't. I'll spare you the pity party! Because our life is wonderful and blessed and moving forward, inch by inch. We are getting there and know this 8-month-postpartum time is the hardest for us and often when we are challenged in the greatest ways. We must bury our heads in the sand and keep pressing onward!! We also know that these souls are helping to transform our own sinful hearts, making us more holy and selfless and Christ-like. There is always work to be done.
So there's a little slice of humility from G-Ville tonight. If you've ever felt this way in your own life, you're not alone, my friend. Not alone at all.
Instead of the pity party, I'll let my dear friend, Carolina Girl, do the talking. She and I have been friends since back in our Army days when we lived across the street from one another. I love her for her kind heart and ability to find humor in everything. I can recall so many times when we chuckled together over even the mundane in our lives. She is selfless and humble and a true friend. Miss you, CG! She has the sweetest little crew and now calls Alaska home (even if for a short Army while!) Enjoy the comparison of our MG and her Li'l Bit and how they are total doppelgängers! Amazing...