My Mosaic (Oct 21)
You go away for the weekend, work a couple 12 hour shifts, and then finally get to the mound of laundry - so it felt like a lot of catching up this week! We had an awesome time at the Great Wolf Lodge in Minneapolis, the kids enjoyed the water park and the plethora of activities in the hotel. Seriously, there's a rock climbing wall, a ropes course, an arcade, bowling alley, and a scavenger-hunt-quest throughout the hotel. It was a nice getaway for all of us and the kids got to do it all with their cousins, so much fun was had!
Now that the laundry's finally done, and I'm caught up on my coursework, I can get ready for the weekend, which entails a tae kwon do tournament in the city for the kids and another shift at work. Meanwhile, also trying to understand my 6 year old's fashion preferences (she doesn't want to wear jeans because it makes her look like a farmer), my son's recent obsession with NFL football (Mom, did you know...?), and discussions with my 11 year old about the HIV/AIDS talk at school.
Doing the "right" thing feels tricky sometimes, but with prayer and the Word to lead and guide us, we've got divine wisdom to draw on. So grateful today for the peace we have in Him.
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