Me to 4yo: "Did you know you are very loud?"
4yo to me: "No. But I know you're very wonderful!"
It doesn't get any sweeter than that!
I am still here, just using this week to catch up on a growing to-do list so I can focus my full attention on my new novel. Last week as I was writing, my thoughts kept drifting back to what I "should" be doing. So this week has been about speaking business and writing P31 devos and She Reads plans and taking care of some things the publisher needs from me. If all goes well, I will be back to writing unencumbered by next week. That's the plan at least.
Curt has an interview tomorrow. We would appreciate your prayers for God's will in this. I am trusting Him to close and open the right doors in the coming weeks. More than ever, I sense His plan in all this and really do have peace. He is taking care of us. I have seen that in the emails saying you all are praying. I saw it in the generosity of the person who sent us the Netbook she bought but hadn't used, so she gave it to us instead. I have seen it in the little blessings that have unexpectedly come along. The way that anxiety and chaos aren't taking over our home. Instead we are the same happy, laughing, bickering, crying family we were before he got laid off. It's good to know that an external major life change doesn't have to result in an internal major life change. I know prayers are key in all of this. I sense that prayers have carried us through the last 3 weeks.
I will keep you posted.