Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lessons learned with 5th and 6th graders

"The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride." Ecc 7:8
This is what Eric taught out of on Sunday to our 5th and 6th grade group at Spring of Life.  It was one of those moments where I honestly thought, "Did they just put that in?  I have never read that before!"  It is so apropos for our situation right now.  Sometimes we get so frustrated with the amount of time we get to spend as a family.  Or we wish we could splurge and have fun.  Work, watch the baby and switch.  Oh and hello husband.  Repeat.  That seems to be the routine we are in right now.  
Hearing this verse made me reevaluate it all.  I had to step back and realize God isn't just working out our finances so that we can be more stable in the future.  He has been working for us for the past 3 years (and before!) through all of the struggles we have been through and through every dumb decision we have made.  
Each time we have to sacrifice time together as a family so one of us can go to work, we are simply laying our crowns down to worship our Creator in order to be the absolute best stewards we can.  
Soon.  Very soon, we will be moving to a new phase.  But for now, we are here.  
"Stand up and finish what you started."  That's our plan.


  1. Awesome Sarah! You will get there. I remember those early years with the same frustration. Keep focused on God, family and your goals and you will make it.

  2. You're doing great! Just keep trucking and soon you'll truly live like no one else! By saying no to self right now, just think of all the amazing things you can do for yourself and others later when you can GIVE like no one else. Of your time, money, resources, experiences, etc!

  3. Believe it or not, you are living the dream...the majority of us have lived and stuggle during the early years of marriage and kids. Luckily for you, you have your faith and two smart intelligent people in charge. This too will pass, it is a phase, there is bliss on the other side...and you will forget how hard this side was...(reminds me a lot of labor pains...remember those??? not as much as you but in the moment...ouch doesn't cover it...)

  4. You know this path is just making you and Eric stronger and better people, you see what happens when the easy path is taken.

    Pretty heavy for Uncle Jay:)

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  6. I am so proud of you sis. You and Eric work so hard for what you have and in the process have learned so much, which in turn has also taught us a lot about marriage and family. I only wish we lived closer so we were able to share the things we learn as a wife and a mother. I look forward to begining the journey as a mother with you as my can teach me a thing or two! :) Looking forward to following you....your blog that is.





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