I learned that it is easier to just say "YES" to the gal ringing me out at Michael's Craft Store when she asks me if all the embroidery floss I'm buying is to make friendship bracelets. Every. Single. Time. I'm serious people. Every girl, every cashier at every craft store asks me that question. I'm like uhhhh, no I actually embroider with these and then I get the look of "Really because you don't look like someone whose got skillz" look and I just sigh and walk away.
I learned that Vernon can climb things, lots of tall things and apparently likes to give his mama a heart attack every 15 seconds just because its fun.
I learned that I need more than four hours of sleep each night.
I learned that making all of us take morning naps together can do us some good. Especially this sleep deprived mama.
I learned that I really love what I do, all of it. Wife, mama, my hoop art, blogging, Sole Hope, all of the other crazy fun stuff I do, but most importantly being a child of God.
I learned that having a full plate isn't bad, it's when things start to pile up on that plate is when I start to stress out and act ugly.
I'm learning that I want to strive HARDER than ever to be that Proverbs 31 woman and saw how far I am from that goal this week.
I learned that you can't control things like your shops platform going wacky the day you post a Huge sale.
I learned that screaming at the computer screen and
I learned that though I'm not intending to sound mean, my words can still be hurtful when said in a particular tone.
I learned that I really need to start marking the calendar for that "Time" us ladies deal with each month because I would've been able to better handle that day knowing my hormones were retarded.
I learned that I want the words leaving my mouth and the conversations I have to be full of Grace.
I told Micah those exact words after I flipped out at my computer issues. Then at that moment picked up my little girl and took her to run late night errands with me and had a 10:00 pm date with her at Denny's.
I learned that keeping her up hours after her bedtime didn't reap any repercussions the next day, only made a little lady's heart so full of memories with her mama and couldn't stop talking about the pancake place called Denny's.
I learned that this new Proverbs Study through SheReadsTruth is just what this girl needs right now in her life. And after reading the first study knew this was going to be a good one.
(I encourage all of you to join in on the SheReadsTruth daily devotional plan, you will be challenged, encouraged and so, so blessed)
I learned that God will never stop outpouring HIS goodness on us. Neva eva. Even after I am ugly, and say things I know I'll regret. Even after I read His word and don't put those truths into action but instead two the complete opposite.
I learned that He hears us, knows us and understands us. He reminded me of it that night I told Micah that I want to work on having my words be Full of Grace. How I want my words to build up and not bring down because only minutes later I saw this picture on instagram from the dear sweet Tiffany from Grace For Grace.
I was like GAH! this is perfect. You know me Lord, and I need this in my house as a daily reminder.Isn't it beautiful?! After she adds some coloring to it, this special piece will be in my home! I can't wait! Don't worry, she will soon be adding more to her shop here.
But what I learned most this week was that there needs to be waaaay less of me in my life and way more of God. mmm...hmmm, can I get an Amen to the Amen.
What did you learn this week? Did God challenge you in any way? What did you take away from what you learned? I'd truly love to know.
Oh on a completely different note and just FYI I extended the SALE through the weekend because after it ended I received quite a few emails sating thy either had a problem or that they were waiting for their Friday paychecks and I felt bad...
Also don't forget to enter the "Choose Joy" Hoop giveaway HERE
I'm linking up with Alissa again today! Make sure to hop on over there for her coffee date.