My days have been full.
We are preparing to move from our house here in AZ to an apartment. It's a complicated story, so we'll leave it at that. We were supposed to move today, but as it turns out we'll be leaving Friday instead. I'm excited to get moved so I can work on getting "settled" again (not that I truly know what that word means anymore!) But I'm excited to unpack... put things in their *temporary* place.
We hope to be in South Africa by June 1st. Lord willing. It's SO SOON! I can't even believe that 3 months from now we could really be there! Now all the planning must commence! There are visas... Peyton's passport... a home to secure, etc. It's an exciting, but busy time.
I have been spending my days the way I always do... as a Momma.
I love my cooking... I love my cleaning... I love my laundry... I love my Lysol. It might sound stupid, but I really do. I adore "wife-hood" and all that comes along with it. I love keeping a home and setting a table. A few years ago I would have laughed out loud at the idea... but I adore it now.
I've been reading a blog about a very special little two year old girl who has cancer. Little Layla Grace. I am praying for her fervently. I weep every time I read what her parents are writing about this journey. Their faith and strength in the Lord is so inspiring, but their transparency is so gripping. They make me want to cherish the little moments with Peyton so much more than I do.
I have been humbled and convicted by their story. How often do I take forgranted the true gift of good health? Peyton is 9 months old and has never even had a sniffle. She has had one fever, and it was very slight and due to teething. She's never been sick. Praise be to Jesus. I am so blown away by His goodness. I am so thankful for His blessings.
What are you thankful for that you often take forgranted? I would encourage you to take a moment and read a little of Layla's story HERE. Lift her up in prayer. Go to battle for her. Our God is a God who HEALS!!!