My man Ollie refuses to sit in his high chair anymore. Instead, he wants to sit on a big chair like the rest of us with a boost from the phone book. It definitely makes for some sketchy meal times, but it’s so cute to see that little tush sitting on the phone book reaching the table. He’s growing so fast!
It’s been a weird week for me. The time change has completely kicked my butt. I have fallen asleep on our couch in the middle of the day three times this week from sheer exhaustion. I’m caught in a vicious cycle of random nap/late bedtime/can’t wake in the morning.
The constant tiredness combined with sadness and despair over what is going on in Japan has made for a somber mood around here. I feel a bit like Ollie – in need of a boost so I can at least be at eye level with reality. It is hard to handle right now.
This much I still know: we have a loving Father in Heaven. An earthquake and tsunami do not change this fact. He loves all of his children. Sometimes he allows hard things to happen to wonderful people. When these things happen, it is an opportunity for us to show more compassion and love to our fellow human beings. I am so encouraged by the dignity, unity and grace of the Japanese people. They have a lot to teach me. This has been a chance for me to exercise faith and use the power of prayer to lift others up – to give them a boost. Right now, aside from sending a financial contribution, it is all I know I can do to help the people of Japan.
Everyone is in need of a boost right now. How about you? Can I send you a phonebook to help out? Or better – a prayer!