That means I have a long list of things to get ready for them, to be away for two weeks, each will need some additions to their wardrobes (one of the advantages/drawbacks of home schooling is, it requires less of a wardrobe, potentially, and I don't think my kids have enough pants, for instance, to go for a week without laundry), two the girls will need swimsuits, and I'll have to put lables in everyone's clothes and make sure they have rain gear, too.
And do we even OWN that many (four) suitcases?
Well, we will soon enough.
But just think:
For the first time in FIFTEEN years I will have two weeks to myself.
What will I EVER do with myself?
Prayers appreciated, especially for my son, E, who is Aspieish and not much of a people person, that he would do OK at camp. (His mama needs him to do OK and have this growing up experience, alrighty?) And for B. She's on a special diet which really helps her brain issues (the SCD diet), and I've not heard back from the camp yet, as to whether she'll be able to stay on it for the duration of camp. I'm willing to freeze meals for her and send them, provided she can get some freezer space and access to a microwave oven.
I"m just praying that it will all work out.
Yesterday in my car, while I was alone and driving somewhere, I found myself singing the old chorus:
"Ah, Lord God, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power...
...nothing is too difficult for Thee. Nothing, NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, nothing is too difficult for Thee."
So that's where I"m at with all of this. God's will be done, and I think it will work out, because a few
Sometimes, living within one's means takes courage and sacrifice. And sometimes God is merciful and provides abundantly. It helps to pray.
I'm learning to pray about everything. All the little things, to lay them at the Lord's feet. Sometimes I think that living prayerfully like this is seeking first the Kingdom of God. He knows our needs. And often it seems like he cares about our wants, too.