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one year ago today

“Breathe” is what I texted my sister the day of her bridal shower when many little things tried to overwhelm her and zap her joy.

“Breathe” is what I tell moms when the stress of caring for the blessings tries to turn the blessings into a burden.

“Breathe” is what I tell my friends when there are so many things that must be done, all equally important, that life become paralyzing.

With that “breath” comes the ability to stop the crazyness that goes on in our minds. It is what at times allows me to then pray and “cast my burdens upon the Lord.” And then after that, I have a much clearer picture of what I need to do next. Maybe not what I need to do tomorrow, but what I need to do right now. Then I can put blinders on and just do what truly needs to be done first.

We are in the trenches of school, packing boxes, looking at houses, drama and co-op starting, coughing and fevers, Eagle Scout Court of Honor and trying to stay present and enjoy my many blessings. So, I’m not going to be as present in this space for the next 4 to 6 weeks. I need time to breathe, care and, of course, work. I will be popping in a couple of times a week but probably more with pictures than with words. 

Thanks for sharing with your friends!

Monday 19th of September 2011

I love this post. Thanks Angi. I needed to breathe today.


Friday 9th of September 2011

Where is it??? I am happy that you are going to get to buy one!! How did co-op go yesterday? I was thinking about you all. Our co-op starts Monday. Take care. Christy


Thursday 8th of September 2011

Thanks, Christy and Rachel. We have a contract on a house. Hopefully we can close before months end. Otherwise we'll have to store all of our stuff and go camp out at the lake for a while. Which might not be too bad, except the storing all our stuff part.

Rachel E.

Wednesday 7th of September 2011

Oh, if I were there, I would help you out a bit. I wish I had a home there you could live in too. We don't even have a home in the US.

We will pray for you to find a home soon.


Tuesday 6th of September 2011

Praying for you finding a house, praying that you have a good yr at co-op, praying that you will have the peace that passes understanding. Love you guys!Christy