A Glimpse into Life with Four Boys

(i will write soon; just wanted to give you this glimpse into our madness. trent was gone this week on a ski trip with the school, so i had a lot of help from the church, and from the wine bottle in my fridge.

just kidding. :) well, i did have a glass–or two–after the kids went to bed…

otherwise, though, i cannot explain the peace that filled me this week, except for the flock of birds that passed by my window… and with them, your prayers on our behalf. thank you. thank you. thank you.)

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  1. Kasher’s smile at his mama made my heart swell.

    You must have been given an extra EXTRA measure of grace this year, friend.

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  2. Lots of prayers for you, I used to care for 5 babies under 3.

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  3. kasher’s smile at the end!!!

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  4. Gina, 5 babies under 3 – whoaaa!

    Emily, it is interesting to think how you will look back at this time further down the line. Seems like grace may feature heavily, you will have so much to share because you will have walked through it all, I really look forward to hearing it already because it will be real and undeniable.I keep praying for strength for you.

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  5. May the Lord shower you with graqce and patience, as you will need it with four boys! YOu are doing an amazing job and I’m sure we are all praying for you to cope with your kids together.. Such a huge heart you both have to take these little ones in.. I admire you.. have a great weekend together xx

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  6. Thanking Him for the peace, that gift of grace and the flock of birds to remind you of the prayers. He loves you and them so much.

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  7. such moments in life … wine would be my “end of the day” as well :)) hang in there, wish i was around the corner!!

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  8. So totally precious! And loud! LOL – Still praying for you dear friend. You are so blessed to have help! You are loving gracefully here! Beautifully Gracefully!

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  9. Wine = liquid shalom.

    What is it about boys wanting to crash into things? And each other?

    Crowns. You’re storing up crowns for Jesus, friend!

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  10. praying for you all today…

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  11. Looks like organized chaos. In spite of it all, your house looks so clean and orderly! You and Trent have a lot of strength, and such generous hearts.

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  12. I always wanted lots of babies…God had a different plan for me.

    Now I see why. Emily, this is so lovely. And yes, Kasher’s smile for you at the end…he’s seeing Jesus there in you, I think.

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  13. oh, you are so brave!! seriously, that is what my housse is like all the time. praying for you!

    xoxo,
    Jess

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  14. oh too precious for words…so thankful for peace and good friends to help…continued prayersxoxoxo

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  15. smiles…you can look back and know you survived..and maybe even thrived….always prayers….

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  16. As the mother of four grown children, one daughter in heaven, mother of two foreign exchange students and guardian of one whose mother died to young — I can so relate! Keeping you in prayer. I think writing poetry and prayer saved my life.

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  17. I have been praying for that outpouring of grace for Em. Praying, too, that He pours His love in and through you.
    You are amazing my precious girl.

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  18. smiles…lots of action…but they all seem to be very happy…just fell in love with kasher’s smile..

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  19. Blessings bang!
    thunder
    through
    and crash
    into one
    another.

    Prayers & Blessings to you. All of you.

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  20. WOW… that is so familiar to our household!!! I must say, I do LOVE having the 4 boys and couldn’t imagine life without them!!! God is good… and faithful and our children are just another proof of that goodness and faithfulness!!!

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  21. Boys play hard! You sure do have a houseful. Thanks for sharing that. Prayers going up on the wings of doves.

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  22. Such beautiful smiles on those little ones.

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  23. so glad to read that God has been giving you peace and help from church friends…continuing to pray for you and putting your prayer widget on my Wed post for the past 2 weeks…Kasher’s smile is precious :)

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  24. Oh, how I love you, sweet lady. This? This is beautiful. And so are those boys. And you too.

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  25. Crash.

    That’s the operational word of the world of boys.

    Hugs.

    Prayers.

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  26. Yay for that peace you are feeling. God is hearing those prayers surrounding you. Praising Him with you tonight.

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  27. I loved this. You are such an inspiration and I find myself asking what more I could be doing for God instead of complaining. I know it’s hard, but thank you!

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