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All the Emotions

Things have been crazy over here.

Since breaking my wrist, we have been struck down with baby illnesses, stitches, respiratory issues, and minor surgery. Top it off with day to day living of six people under one roof, in late winter, in South Dakota, and I am telling you, we barely made it, but by grace, wine, and prayer, we survived.

We have so much drama with four out of six of us being female. And if you think a two year old doesn't have drama, then you have never lived with a two year old girl. Seriously people, all the emotions, ALL the time.

I am a big feeler of emotions. This can be a blessing and a curse.

All my girls are this way as well. These days, there are so many FEELINGS. Yes, I am shouting, because oh my word. I cannot even handle it all.

And I get it, I am an emotional person. And I keep preaching it to my husband, that we have to teach the girls to deal with their feelings and give them tools to cope. But man, after two months of upheaval, and schedules gone haywire, and talking them off of various cliffs, I am so ready to stuff every one of those emotions wayyyyy down deep and just let a therapist have at them later in life.

Ok, so maybe I know where they get the tendency toward the drama...

All of this is just to say, we are ok over here.

Just in case you've been wondering.

And also, you are ok. If you've been struggling lately, know that it will pass.

If these past months have taught me anything, it is that nothing lasts, in the blink of an eye things change. They get better, they get worse. They move forward, refusing to be still.

There's been a lot of bad for us. There's also been a lot of good. Small, daily, simple good.

Baby kisses, snuggles in bed, late night movies, gifted casseroles, visiting friends, overnight guests, giggles, a ton of pizza. Milestones have been reached, goals achieved, bones were broken, faces were stitched and life just kept moving.

Maybe life isn't looking like you expected lately, but its not suppose to.

Maybe its time to ride it out and just see where it takes you. There are going to be big feelings, there will be crazy highs, and devastating lows, but neither will stay forever. Remember them, tuck them in your pocket and carry them around with you.

There is more life to come. Go get it.



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