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Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Twice the Fun!

When Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come to me," did he mean twins?

I'm watching my sister's two-year-old twins for her this week while she and my brother-in-law are in town looking for a place to live. That's right - they're moving to Texas from Seattle! (hooray!) Actually, they're looking about 3 hours south of my house, so I won't see them all week. Why anyone would want to move her from Seattle is beyond me, but so is keeping twins for a week. So, if you feel inclined to pray for me, that would be awesome.

I will say this: I'm doing remarkably well so far. By that, I mean it's been 48 hours now and they're still breathing. I can't really take credit for this amazing feat; my own children have been a great help! They played with the babies most of the day Sunday and when they got home from school yesterday. They came up with all sorts of clever amusements to keep the little tykes entertained, like computer games, DVD's and my guitars.

After all, they're just guitars. They can always be repaired. Uh...or replaced. Very soon.

So here I am on day three of seven and I miss my best helpers. My kids have school every day this week. That means I'm pretty much on my own until the school bus gets here in the afternoon. Every day this week. All day. With twins. Two year-olds. By myself. Prayer, please.

As a father has compassion on his children,
so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;
for he knows how we are formed,
he remembers that we are dust. Psalm 10:13-14

I'm so thankful God never feels overwhelmed by me. I can certainly be twice the handful compared to most folks I know. And He doesn't even need help to manage my tantrums, my messes, my quirks and demands. Even in the midst of my most troublesome moments, He has compassion and patience with me. He teaches me and loves me, comforts and protects me. I am, after all, His child.

My only question: how does He get a shower?

Carol's blog can be found here.

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Blogger Denise said...

Bless you sweet one.

June 5, 2007 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Laurel Wreath said...

Oh how fun, and exciting!!

June 6, 2007 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Darlene said...

That's funny. I babysat my toddler of a nephew last year, and I was on my toes all day. I can't imagine two!

Be blessed, oh tired one.

June 6, 2007 at 9:25 AM  
Anonymous Lynn Donovan said...


What a delightful and fun story. This is really good. A great word picture of our Father. Neat.

Thank you.

June 8, 2007 at 8:37 AM  

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