Really, it's just a matter of slipping into forgetfulness. Forgetting to put my family first. Or rather, forgetting to put my Savior first. All of a sudden, I look around and realize that I am trying to minister, parent, lead, and accomplish on my OWN strength. And I feel like Peter, flailing and drowning because I took my eyes off my Master and the waves are threatening to overwhelm me. Waves like kiddos pushing back and acting disrespectfully. Like Jayci refusing to nap. Like our air conditioning crapping out right when Adam leaves for camp. . . It is in moments like these (and they come more often than I care to admit) that I am so grateful that we serve a God who is forgiving and merciful and loving. Because if I were Him? (And I think we're all glad I'm not) I would be flat-fed-up with me.
Since I could really use a vacation today, I figured why not take a virtual trip back to our first family vacation since having Jayci? Oh plus that's the theme this week at I Heart Faces.
Even though our trip was our first "family" vacation, we went with friends. But they're practically family, so I'm still counting it.
My little beach babe.
The girls and babies.
The boys spent probably 78% of the vacation trying to catch lizards. Oh look, they caught one!
And here's what they did when they weren't lizard hunting. Or eating, because we love to eat.
A good time was had by all.