I think Aaron wins husband of the year award or at least of the weekend! While I was away at a conference with Briella he held down the fort with the four other kiddos. Everyone was healthy and in good spirits when I left Friday afternoon. Then Saturday night happened when a stomach bug hit the house and Aaron was left cleaning up puke for over two hours. Sheets, blankets, carpet, curtains, toilets…you get the idea.
I wasn’t able to listen to the speakers much at the conference as I was attending as a vendor with my book, Nursery of Heaven. But I did hear the most beautiful song performed, Little Girl by His Own. I listened to it too many times to count on my 5 hour drive back home last night.
I am one who waits until the very last stroke of midnight before Ash Wednesday to figure out what I am going to do for Lent and this year is no different. While I still don’t have my Lenten plan figured out, this song spoke so clearly to my heart. He is calling my name and wants to make me new.
On the most difficult days, when I am less than perfect as a wife and mother. When I feel I have failed, He is asking me to get up again. Calling my name, asking me to begin again. Lent is a season for God to make all things new, in our hearts, our prayer life, our family, etc. To make all things new in us. To transform and make anew those areas of our life that are hidden, in darkness or broken, so when Easter comes we are truly able to rise with Him. To get up and rise with our King.
One thing the children are looking forward to again this Lent is the sacrifice jar, which we have done the last couple of years and it has become a favorite…especially because they know it means jelly beans at Easter!
Would love to hear some of your Lenten resolutions. Aaron said he could come up with plenty of ideas for me! Have a blessed Ash Wednesday as we begin this journey.