These past six weeks have been very different without mom. As one of the older sibilings, I naturally help keep the younger ones on task, peaceable, and well loved! Mom would do most of it, she would do school with the boys and Naomi, she would keep the laundry going, she would make sure all of the bathrooms were clean and so on. That is what mothers are for, it is a part of what they do. Savannah and I would occasionally do these things for her for a day while she was sick, or out getting costco done. (Costco is no little errand!) But now that the Lord has put little Charlie into our lives, mom needs to be at the NICU a lot, with a visit home occasionally. As a result, Savannah and I are the “mother’s” of the house! When Enid is crying she comes to Savannah or I, when there is a school question, it comes to Savannah or I, when the washer or dryer are not going Savannah or I are the ones to switch it and start a new load. Life is very different, but I am enjoying it, this is where God has me and I am good with it. It can be hard at some points, but I know the Lord will not give me more than I can handle. I know He has my best in mind! Sometimes I need to remind myself of this when I think I can’t handle something. I also have been encouraged by these few verses: Matthew 11:28-30 28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. His yoke is easy and his burden is light! God has a plan, and I know it is His will for our family to be where we are right now!
Thank you all for your prayers for my little brother! God is good and His mercies are new every morning!
Sarah, Charlie’s 2nd oldest sister, and bigest fan!