What a week it has been!!! :) I feel like I've been running 100 mph! It's been fun but I am so glad for some downtime!! I babysat at 7 AM most of the week (I know!! Crazy!) and then would go to work at the office, ending the day with some sort of event.
Today was a great day. Caleb came and helped me take the kids to the Children's Museum. I was SOOO thankful that he offered to come and help. It was great to have an extra set of eyes. Best of all, he could climb up in the indoor playground thing instead of me doing it. After they tired of the museum we stopped by our house, got our snowcone machine, and took them home to make snowcones. They became super hyper after the snowcones so I don't think we'll do that again. I'll definitely need to ration their sugar in the future.....I was counting down the minutes until their mom came home because I didn't know how to calm them down!! It was a blessing to be able to spend time with just Caleb for the afternoon, even though we were busy. It was good to be able to work together as a team.
God showed his love and faithfulness to me once again by encouraging me after my rough day on Monday. I wrote that post on Monday in the thick of my emotions. Although my frustration and discouragement was probably justified I realize now that it was just "one of those days" that wasn't going well. Yet God's plan is so perfect and He meant for that day to be one of growth and after that evening, I went to bed that night feeling encouraged. So God is teaching me lots and using people to help me grow.
Some of you have asked what my plans are for next year and if anything's changed. Our plan is for me to graduate next year and attend college the year after (2010). Right now, I'm just praying that God's will would be done. There's alot of uncertainties that go along with with this. Like how I can apply for college in October if I don't get my Junior year grades until December? Or the big decision of where I want to go to college. Does the Lord want me here in my hometown or does He want me to leave? My top bunk in my bedroom is covered in letters from colleges that I might be interested in. It's overwhelming!! :) But I'm completely at peace. I know that the Lord has a perfect plan for my life and that the story He's writing is more beautiful than I can ever imagine! He knows the year of my graduation, the college that I'll go to and the person I'll room with. It's so good to know that He has it all worked and that there's no need to worry!
Everybody have a happy 4th!! We're going to a cookout and then to the fireworks.