Jason's VERY busy work season is in the spring/summer and he travels 4-6 weeks at a time, with a quick visit between trips. This is our 5th year in the pest control business and I've become accustom to busy season - but this is my first year to have 5 children while he's gone for so long. I'll admit, it's much harder than the 2-3 children I've had in past busy times. I seem to hit a wall at 2 weeks - my emotions are tender, patience depleted and showers are far & few between - that was me all last week as I endured week 3 of his absence.
As I reflect back, I can see that each day got a little easier - Heavenly Father heard my prayers and friends answered them with acts of service & love toward me. I hadn't vocalized my struggles to anyone, but somehow all of these amazing people came to me this week and offered what I needed most. I know that in times of trial, Heavenly Father is aware and He sends to us, what we need at the time.
So that I wouldn't forget the blessings in my life, I decided to sit down and list just a few of the tender mercies that I experienced this week. I am so grateful to the people in my life.
|Mother's Day flowers from my husband|
-A sweet neighbor brought dinner to our family on Wednesday.
-A phone call from a long distance friend, who also has a husband in the pest control business.
-A neighbor offered to take my boys to/from soccer so that I could keep the babies home during the cold & rainy game - this same friend also brought me honey from her bees & a bar of her homemade goat milk soap.
- I spoke to both my mom & sister on the phone this week - for over an hour with each person!!
-I received a mother's day note in the mail from my mom.
-The teenage boys in the pew behind us, held & played with my baby boy during Church.
-My husband sent me mother's day flowers - and hand delivered by more friends.
-Another friend brought me a "bucket of sunshine" - just because.