Me: I haven’t been feeling well since Thanksgiving. Nothing major, but the kids had the flu, which I never got, but just didn’t feel good. Now I have a very bad sinus cold.
I am also striving to "die to self" and live for my God and family, instead of what my "needs" or wants are. There is too much these days of the "take time for yourself" mentality. I got sucked up into it, and it is amazing how miserable it makes you, and how pleasing it is to take your eyes off of what you don’t have (time for myself) and go out of your way to make others lives nicer. It makes for a more pleasant mama too!
One of my best friends (aside from my dh!): Angie is the sweetest, most giving, homeschool mama, with two little ones. Her husband has been diagnosed with an aggressive neurological disease (similar to Lou Gehrig’s disease). He will be wheelchair bound in the next year, and has, at the most, 5 years to live…according to the doctors! but not necessarily according to the Great Physician! Please pray with me for Mark that God would slow his disease, provide a miracle, or provide a cure. Pray for Angie as this is so hard on her emotionally. Watching your husband degenerate has got to be agonizing.
My brother Jake and his family: My sister-in-law, Heather, is not saved. God has been working mightily in her life (and in my brother’s life) but please pray that she would see God’s light, that they would be able to move out of where they are now (extenuating circumstances make it very hard) and closer to their church and family (us!). Also, pray that Jake will be the family leader that he needs to be.
These are what are dearest to my heart right now. Thank you for praying!