Redeeming Childbirth Winner {and a bit of an update from our house!}

It was so fun to hear all of your redeeming moments in motherhood and childbirth in the comments of this post! Our winner, chosen by Random.org, was commenter #8–Amy! Amy, please email me at trina (at) trinaholden(dot)com so I can get your book to you!

Today, for the first time in 4 weeks, I write to you from my home desktop. We moved home last week after Jeremy had remediated the mold in our downstairs bathroom and then sealed it off until we will be able to remodel it. We’re blessed to have 1 1/2 more bathrooms in the house, so we’re not terribly inconvenienced. I’m just a little bit tired of moving now, because every time I move–whether it be across town or across the country–my kitchen looks like this for three days on both sides of the move:

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Go look at your kitchen, then look back at this photo, and breath a sigh of relief that your kitchen doesn’t look like this.

For the record, mine has recovered somewhat from the above photo. Laundry (including a whole dresser-full of clothes that had been in the mold infested bathroom) is slowly getting caught up, and we’re doing school again. (a unit study on Africa this week–we’re having way too much fun. Does anyone know of a great book for young kids about David Livingston?)

Slowly I am getting back into my routine, continuing to count my blessings and seek small moments of rest to renew my weary little self. This thought has brought me peace this week…

“Resting is not inaction. Resting is the freedom of walking in obedience and leaving the results up to God.”

Praying that you find rest today,

Trina

2 responses to “Redeeming Childbirth Winner {and a bit of an update from our house!}”

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    Gayl

    I love your quote:
    “Resting is not inaction. Resting is the freedom of walking in obedience and leaving the results up to God.” How true that is! Thanks for the reminder.

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    Gayl

    Trina,
    Seeing your kitchen reminds me of the great time our family had at your house in late September! So glad you are able to be back in your own home again. Don’t worry, you’ll get it back in order before you know it.

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