It’s the last day out of school for the big girls due to the snow. The night before last, the low was 1 degree. Tomorrow’s high is predicted to be 66 degrees! Talk about a dichotomy of days!
But the real story here is that during this snow “storm,” Tia had her baby! The new addition to the family’s name is Rain and she’s mighty cute and from what I can tell so far, a good sleeper too. She weighed in at a healthy 8lbs, 12oz. Her mother’s recovering well overall but will need some extra support over the next few days, weeks, months, maybe years. As we know all too well, it takes a village.
I’d like to say thanks to my good friend, Cheree, for the suggestion of making a memory Jar. She guided it to me via Facebook last year, and I loved the idea. Whenever you have a noteworthy day, you write a small message and put it into the jar, then open it on New Year’s Eve and remember the great moments from throughout the year. Unfortunately, I never got around to making one and before I knew it, 2016 had come and gone without one. Now I want to also say thanks to “What…Cookies Again?” for motivating me to actually make one this year. Here’s a picture of our jar, it’s not as Pinterest-worthy as Cookies’ Picture, but hey, I’ve started a Joy Jar!
I didn’t make New Year’s Resolutions. (Bipolar Disorder has a way of disrupting those anyway.) But I do believe God has big plans for me this year. I feel led to become a small group leader at our church. I also plan to pursue “Think Big, Be Big” more this year – making prototypes and searching for connections for publication.
All that while juggling these two big girls, two two-year-olds twins, and my new niece may be a challenge. But I’m optimistic. I won’t overload myself. Bipolar disorder also requires flexibility in case of melt-down moments, but I am not my disorder and I won’t let it dictate my life. God has big plans for me. Always has, always will. This year, this year is going to be big.
Double Talk Quote: “Mommy, can you draw a rectagon?” – Bella
Bible Verse: “But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.” Deuteronomy 4:29
Term that has Lost its meaning: New Year’s Resolution
Relatable Lyrics: instead: “Revolution” by The Beatles
You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world