Can you believe it’s the last day of 2016? Thank you for following my family’s journey this year. Here are the top 5 posts for 2016.
I still cringe when I think about Mikayla and Hope’s visit to the dentist in July. I was embarrassed and I felt like a horrible mom. But then I found a note in my mailbox from the ladies at the dentist’s office. They didn’t look at me and see a bad mom. They looked at me and they saw a good mom having a bad day. It’s no surprise that this post would resonate with my readers. I think we often listen to and believe the lie that we’re bad moms. But the truth is that we’re good moms just having a bad day.
I didn’t want to write this post. I put off writing about it for months because I didn’t want everyone to know that I struggle with anxiety. But then one day as I was cleaning the basement I felt that it was time to write about it. So I hit publish and here it is at #4 for the year.
This post makes me look a bit foolish. I ran all over our church looking for coats that were still in our van. But God used my foolish moment to lead me to the right person at the right time. I learned a valuable lesson. Searching for the answers to our girls futures is much like searching for their missing coats. I ran all over the church trying to find their coats but I didn’t find them. It was when I stopped and asked God for His help that the coats were found. I can run all over this earth searching for services, therapists, and schools for our girls and not find them. But if I just stop and ask God to help me He will answer.
This post was about my husband fixing our washer for $15. God reminded me that He wants to fix those areas of our life that are broken. Sometimes a part of our life will work for years and then it will suddenly no longer work as well as it used to. Homeschooling was a piece of our life that was no longer working for Mikayla and Hope. We decided to enroll them in public school and it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made
And the top read post in 2016 was:
This post was about Mikayla processing the disappointment of Grandpa’s birthday party being canceled. She experienced her first ugly cry. It was a moment that broke my heart but yet it made me happy at the same time. Because once upon a time our girls didn’t show emotion. We crawled into bed and I just sat and listened to Mikayla and Hope share with me what things are most important to them. This moment taught me to slow down, listen, and savor the moments with our girls.
Happy New Year!