Strangely enough, these past few weeks have been really good. We've got more kids than we've ever had before and our schedule is crazier than ever before, but we are all feeling more peaceful than ever before. There's something about having a large family that requires you to just relax and let go a little.
We bought all five girls matching blue outfits for $3 a piece at Toys R' Us the other day when we were shopping for a new toy box for Latte and Bunny's room. We had just gotten them all washed, dressed, and hair done. Daniel led them out to the front yard to take photos of them just as Latte announced that she'd had an accident. Instead of letting Daniel help her while staying clean, she made a huge mess of the bathroom and ruined her entire outfit.
Normally this would have been cause for major drama at our house, but this time we both just shrugged it off, cleaned it up, and let her get new clothes on for the picture. So she doesn't match. So what? We still got an adorable photo of our kids and even managed to have Shannon take a few with us in it, too. It seems that just when we needed Him the most, we are figuring out how to fully rely on God's grace and peace to get us through. We're learning not to sweat the small stuff...and it's amazing how much of it is really small stuff after all.