Thursday, February 21, 2008

Playdates, teething, and GRACE....

I am happy to report that Jackson is doing so much better today. Thank you for your prayers! I also think that he is sensitive to the fact that his mommy is having a hard day. Jack was able to talk to Jason last night for a little while so I know that was so good for him. Jack also had a fun play date today! (thank you so much Jamie for watching the kids so I could shower and thank you for the happy's) Now that Jack is having a better day, Madeline decides it is her turn to show out. I am already running on reserved energy so it is only fitting that Madeline would be up every hour last night. Just when I think I can't take it anymore (and close to a break down on the phone with my mom) my precious Aimee calls. She reminds me "teething" and sure enough here come the molars! (thanks Aimee for reminding me and encouraging me...your strength and wisdom are amazing!)
Jason is doing good. He is busy training. I think he enjoyed talking to Jack last night as much as Jack enjoyed talking to him. ;) We miss Jason so much and are looking forward to the 7th when we get to love on him for another week.
Today I have been in such a funk of self pity. In my flesh I think well you have reason to feel this way, but then I am reminded that I may have reasons, but not rights. Thoughts of weakness consume me. Oh but how sweet it is to know that Grace is made perfect in weakness-in my weakest moments He gives grace. I am learning to rely on Christ more and more. God's grace is sufficient...I need nothing else. Even though I want this journey to be over, I know it is the path chosen for me and I must endure, but not alone for Christ is always with me. He does and will supply the grace I need to endure it. After all tribulation brings perseverance.
2Corinthians 12:9-10
And He said to me,"My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.


Jobetty said...

Hey sweetheart

I was working and got the email that you had posted another blog. Sorry I am just getting back to this. Jessica, I worry so much about you and the babies and Jason. I wish I could be with you every day to give you added strength and help you with the babies. I know we talk everyday but I wish it could be more.
I am always there for you in heart and spirit just not in person. I am really looking forward to tomorrow so that maybe I can help you with the babies. Also I am there for you on Saturday and Sunday if you need me. I would love it. I continue to pray for you, Jason and the babies and I know in my heart that everything will work out fine.
I love you and I will you see tomorrow
Love MOM

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Hey Friend,
Glad to hear that madeline is doing better! I knew that little cry I heard was a "my teeth are hurting" cry. Don't hesitate on the Tylenol! :) It is so good to hear you talk of God's sufficient grace. Hang on friend, but know I am always here if you need to "wig out." Its OK, God loves your honesty.

Barb said...


Just want you to know you are all in my prayers. We also prayed for you and your family last night in our small group. Please let me know if you just need a break in the evenings or on a weekend, I would love to help if I can.


White House said...

Love you

White House said...

Now that I finally go it to post, I wanted to tell you that I am so very proud of you. I can see you now in the future with gray hair mentoring younger women in the faith. Remember God is providing you with more capacity to bring Him glory. I know you will make it. See you soon.

The Terrells said...

Hey jess- I can't even imagine how hard this is right now, and even though it doesn't matter, I am so encouraged by your walk with the Lord and running to him, because I know you would just rather have Jason here!! Just wanted you to know I love you and you are on my mind A LOT!!!!