This last weekend was everything, pretty much just everything.
I had weddings both Friday and Saturday, both were gorgeous and had beautiful outdoor ceremonies.
[Friday's ceremony and Saturday's backyard reception]
Friday's ceremony was a very Christ centered service. It both challenged and encouraged me immensely. We're going through a lot of stuff here friends, a lot. In addition to being the absolute most busiest busy season I've ever been through, the family duties are very heavy right now. Tony and I are seeking counsel and most importantly spending time in prayer and talking to each other.
For one of the first times in our marriage, I told Tony specifically that I'm looking to him to lead us. The Bible calls wives to submit to their husband's, but I would be the first to admit that this is not a trait that I am very skilled at. If anything, I think I pridefully consider that my strength is more of an asset to Tony than submission would ever be. We are certainly partners, he and I, but God has called him to be the leader of our house. And I am giving him that position.
My Power of a Praying Wife desktop devotional has been stuck on June 5th, well, since June 5th. It reads:
We have to remember that all men think that they are doing the right thing. "Every way is right in his own eyes" (Proverbs 21:2). But God is the only one who can give true discernment. He can give us wisdom when we ask for it. Wisdom brings success (Ecc 10:10), and it enables us to learn from experience (Proverbs 15:31). Pray for your husband to be a wise man.
So, that's kind of where we're at right now. Praying for discernment, wisdom and that if it's God's will that we see a definite change in Isaac's behavior. We basically have Plan A, B, C, D, E and they're are so many variables to consider, but the first step is to give preschool 3 weeks, at a minimum. Talk of baby #3 has been tabled until we better assess the situation.
To say that I'm emotional would be an extreme understatement. Surprisingly, I subjected myself to more emotional scarring and put on a swimsuit, but it was well, well, worth it. Isaac was so excited that we all got in the pool.
Isaac really had a great day, so as promised, we head on out to Dairy Queen, even with the storms coming in, because when you make a promise to a 3 year old, you've got to make good!
To be rewarded for making good on my promise, Isaac was the sweetest Sunday night and even was sharing his ice cream with Ezra when mine ran out [ie I ate mine all gone].
So really, this past three day weekend for me was completely all over the place. There were highs and lows, work time and family time and a lot of prayer time.
Tony and I are open to doing what is best for our family and considering all options.
At the end of the day, these two are what are most important.