Looking back to the week that was, I can’t help but be grateful to God. There were a lot of heartaches and disappointments that my children and I had to deal with, but I am thankful because healing has finally started in our family, too. When things get tough, I remember to pray and praise God for His blessings, including my family and the challenges we face together. It’s not always easy to do, but it’s not impossible and I’m starting to get the hang of it. Go ahead and try it too!
reading A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George and The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck. It took a while for me to finish Elizabeth’s other book, A Mom After God’s Own Heart, but I’m hoping I’d be able to finish this one a little faster. You have no idea how many parenting and marriage books I’ve got lined up to read, while trying to read the books Big ‘n Lil sis are also interested in!
writing about online dating (my first assignment) and some cover letters. I’m back to really working as a freelance writer, I guess, and this time I intend to have a steady income from my freelance gigs.
listening to Sparky’s catcalls. I guess I’d better go to bed soon to make sure I’d be able to get some sleep while I still can. She just might continue with it all throughout the night and keep me awake.
thinking about what we should do when the mister comes home soon. We have already decided that he would take every one of us on a (lunch) date for each day that he’s home. Now we have to come up with the activities and I need to plan a special dinner each night he’s home too.
smelling nothing out of the ordinary, thank you.
wishing I have more energy every morning to do all the things that I want to do and actually complete them before nightfall.
hoping to meet all the requirements for the freelance projects I’m applying for and currently working on.
wearing one of my old Saddleback Kids shirts, especially because Saddleback South Manila is celebrating its 4th anniversary here in the Philippines today. Too bad we weren’t able to visit; I’m sure my girls would have wanted to see their old friends there, too!
loving the fact that God has been answering my prayers, one by one. Indeed, having my husband come home soon, even for a short vacation, is one of them! There’s also a family retreat that will happen next weekend, and I’m hoping that God would answer my prayer concerning that too–that we would be able to join it, that transportation and money would not be a problem, and that my girls and I would have new and better perspectives after attending it.
wanting to sleep right now, seriously. I just don’t understand why I would suddenly feel sleepy when typing. Writing something used to invigorate, make me stay up all night happily…
needing to be both more decisive and careful when dealing with issues concerning my family’s well-being. There are just so many challenges we are facing lately, and I have already thought of giving up, wishing to be dead several times even, but my love for my own family keeps me going coupled with the support I’m getting from dear friends and mentors.
feeling exhausted. I wish I could bring my girls somewhere far away, beautiful, and safe (and with my husband).
praying that would give me discernment as I try to decide on what to say to the people who had hurt our family. Sooner or later I would simply have to face them and make them understand how they’re hurting us and they need to stop doing the things they do.
thanking God for both the good and bad, knowing that He is with me no matter the circumstances. ❤
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The Sunday Currently is a link-up started by siddathornton.blogspot.com. I have, however, altered it a little by including praying and thanking to the list. Feel free to comment below your own Sunday Currently post so I could visit it too. 🙂