Not much to report…we are all still here…truckin’ through these winter months…trying desperately to make it to SPRING and some warmer weather! (I know, snicker all you want- Northern peeps! God bless you and your 20 feet of snowfall each day.)
The kids (Drew, Ben, Sav, & Ethan) are little angels one minute and crazy little holy terrors the next. They are definitely keeping us on our toes at all times. Does anyone else freak out when you hear that a child’s personality/ sense of right & wrong/ morals/ values, etc. are set in stone by age 3? Anyone?...No?...Just me?…
Some days I feel like I am failing miserably as a Mom, and on other days- I am naïve enough to think that there just might be a 1% chance that I’m not screwing them up in some form or another. But that’s when I realize that I’m giving myself waaaay too much credit (I mean really, how many times did I type the word “I” or “I’m” in that last paragraph?)~
so I repeat over and over in my head:
“SUZ! Do NOT underestimate God, by over-estimating yourself.”
Put the parenting books down and start praying more.
If God is not involved in what the Steeces are doing, all of the self-help/parenting books in the world will not work and will be a complete waste of time.
We absolutely LOVE our church family and our preacher~ Doug. He has started an amazing new Sunday morning worship series on “FAMILIES 2011” (parenting, relationships within the family, marriage, etc. ) If you guys could use some re-focusing and direction for yourself and your families in 2011~ you are more than welcome to come to North Davis or check out the series online. Powerful stuff.
Anywhoo---those are just some things that have been on my heart and mind lately.
In other news…we’re going to need lots of advice/expertise from my awesome blog buddies for an upcoming cruise with my BFF~Joseeef. The mister and I are not “cruise” people and are a little apprehensive about the whole idea of being on a massive ship out in the middle of nowhere, and yet~ we are still SUPER excited!!!…will post more on that ASAP…