Grati-Tuesday, February 21st

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February 21, 2017 by Courtney

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I woke up at 5:15 this morning feeling such peace.  This is a new thing (the past few months).  I love getting up early, making my bed, getting dressed, tidying the house, making coffee, lighting a candle, then waking the kids up.

I had my quiet time all set up before the kids got up.

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Believe it or not, I don’t mind mornings even when the kids wake up.

They get dressed, make their beds, put on their shoes, brush their teeth, and are usually ready to go early.

Today they decided they wanted to help me with my quiet time journal :-).

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Levi is the one who wanted to do it the most.  I’m so grateful that he has accepted Christ and desires to follow Him.  It already shows in how much he wants to read His Word.  He wants to truly understand what he is reading.  All 3 kids came up with who God is on their own, and what they are thankful for.  Levi chose what to write on the “This is what I learned today” section.  He read the passage all on his own (well, about 1/2 of it because he ran out of time).

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Then I added my stuff to it.  I think I could handle doing this every day.  They enjoyed it and I feel like it’s a great start to them spending time in the Word daily (Karis did a quiet time on her own when I homeschooled her).

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I’m grateful for my kids’ salvation, their desire to be baptized, and their desire to take part in communion.  They are growing in Him every day.

Yesterday was wonderful as I spent time with my sponsor at Starbucks, sitting on the patio.  There was a cool breeze and the sunshine warmed me.

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I went to the women’s AA at Zion Lutheran Church in Kerrville.  I remembered just how unmanageable my life was when I was drinking.  And that God is the remedy for that (along with working the program).

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Then, I went to my new counselor for EMDR treatment.  Discussing how this went is for another post (coming soon).  But it was amazing and difficult all in one.

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I picked the kids up (I missed them… they had been at my parents’ since Friday).  We came home and the kids did chores right away.  They unpacked, folded and put away laundry, cleaned the bathrooms (I taught them how to clean well), unloaded the dishwasher, loaded the dishwasher, swept, dusted, and vacuumed.  I’m so grateful that I decided to teach them how to do chores and that they are so eager to do them (of course they get rewarded for it, but it’s worth it).

We found this moth on our porch.  It was huge.  God’s creation is beautiful.

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I’m so grateful for my amazing family, my sponsor, AA, counseling, and friends.  I am learning how to have meaningful relationships, and I think the EMDR will help that as well.  I’m grateful for coffee, my Coke Zero with lime, spring scented candles, the sun, a cool breeze, and a clean home (it’s the little things).

What are you grateful for?

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How will you take care of yourself today?

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2 thoughts on “Grati-Tuesday, February 21st

  1. Mrs.Smith says:

    Can’t wait to hear about the EMDR! I’ve heard of it but never tried it, and I’m so curius!

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