|Riding a Train in Colorado (the boy loves trains!)|
For my husband and I, since it is our story, it is still affecting us practically (living with inlaws, hoping for a new job, trying to sell our Illinois home) though we are still hoping for a happy ending. But sometimes, in real life, our ideas of "happy endings" don't materialize. At least, not right away. But there's always hope when God's steering your ship, right?
|Mystery on our trip to California (the Utah Salt Flats)|
Routine is a good thing for kiddos, everyone knows that, but actually, it's good for me, too. So I've been trying to get back in the groove of prepping crafts for Caedyn. Now, at 20 months, Mystery is interested, too. So, I'm trying to get her up and going also.
Here's our latest: The Train Craft
Here's what it took:
Eight (8) Ritz crackers
Handful of red lentils
Handful of split peas
Handful of orzo pasta
Handful of pasta shells
We found it was easiest to work from left to right. I handled the glue. We put two Ritz crackers down for the engine as starters, and then I "drew" with the glue, the rest of the engine. Caedyn had a lot of fun filling in the glue with the lentils and pasta. I think the color variations of split peas and red lentils make it look fun. Afterwards, I thought, 'Hey, I bet some spaghetti noodles to frame out the cars would have worked well, too.' And at the end of the craft, Caedyn told me, "This would be a good candy train, Mommy."
Hmmm....maybe the dry goods and pasta is a better plan, after all.
And as for the rest of the practical things in our lives that are either still up in the air or we are waiting on...well, I can't "add one hair to my head by worrying". But since these anxieties are real, and I can't pretend they don't exist...here is my plan today: I'm going to write them down and give them back to God.
We'll call it my worry list. You know things like, "potential house foreclosure" or "no prenatal care for our next baby which is due sometime in March". They're too big for me. Heck, even the little things like "I need maternity clothes" or "cell phone bill coming due" are too big for me.
Sometimes I do that and then later forget how much He did, coming through for me. Well, I have a big list at the moment and yet, I know that somehow all of these things will be taken care of. So, I figure I will write them down and then see how God takes care of them all.