Calm Amongst the Chaos

Mama of 5 seeking calm in the chaos

This past weekend I was reminded of the greatness of our God. Did anything big happen? No, not really anything at all, but goodness happened and that will always be my favorite reminder.

This past weekend I was able to see friends I haven’t seen in awhile. I was able to go hiking with dear friends and enjoy breakfast with them afterwards. We were able to have friends/neighbors over for a big lunch and sit outside laughing and talking while all our kids got along and played inside. It was like they weren’t even there. Until we came inside. Ha. Totally worth it. I got to go out to dinner with just Andrew and Lily. That never happens. We dyed Easter Eggs. I got some alone time, cleaned out closets. Got a pedicure. Found the best fitting jeans in all humanity for the cost of 4 lattes at a consignment shop. We got to spend hours enjoying my sisters cooking and my families company just laughing and telling stories. And although Lily had a bad seizure Saturday, she had a wonderful Easter Sunday. No big seizures at all. Oh what a day it is to have no big seizures. No long naps, no drooling sleepy kid. No refusing to eat or drink. Oh what a day. Oh what a weekend. 
Goodness. Goodness all over. A friend coming to the rescue with a medication we ran out of and thought Lily wouldn’t get another dose til Monday. Andrew’s parents being able to spend the weekend with us and the kids got fun Easter baskets. Church was soul filling as always. Being with my parents, Andrew’s parents, my sisters family and my brother and his girlfriend all together was soul pleasing. 
I went to bed last night with this peace in my heart knowing that our life is good. It is so good. We are surrounded by good people. Honest to goodness, good people. And when you are lucky enough to be surrounded by good people, you can’t help but remember just how good our God is.

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