The Boroughs Family

The Boroughs Family

Friday, August 27, 2010

How to Lose your Mind in a Summer

A how-to guide for any mom aspiring to insanity:

Step 1: Have 9 kids

Step 2: Decide to fill every week of the summer with at least one specialist appointment, preferably two or more.

Step 3: Throw in a weekly session of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy

Step 4: Make sure your older children have the best possible activity schedule (as in non-stop)

Step 5: Live in a school district that opts not to bus for the summer “enrichment program” that the 5 youngest kids attend, so you get to transport 5 kids to 2 different locations at 2 different drop off/pick up times, 4 days a week for a month

Step 6: Do not plan a vacation

Step 7: Expose your children to germs so that several get a virus the same week

Just when you think you see the oasis of school on the horizon, and think you may survive without the complete loss of your mind……

Start a major roofing project the last week and half of summer, make sure they start work on the back of the house making the pool unavailable in the heat, and try watching the letter sounds video a few more times……

Only 10 more days, but who’s counting?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

State of Confusion

I am a person that likes routine, the familiar, structure, the predictable, and yet it seems that God has given life a good shake anytime I get too comfortable. Just as I enter that place of contentment with the way things are, they change. I am certainly not an adventure-seeker, but it seems life with the Lord for us has been full of adventure.

So, I am in a weird place right now. We are in a place of waiting, waiting and seeking direction. Waiting for God to open or close doors, to make our path clear. So why is this place now so unsettling? It’s not just one thing, but many things from our family to ministry, to me personally. God is keeping me in limbo at the moment. It is not a familiar place. Why am I not content in this place now? Life is busy, and it certainly isn’t like I am sitting around bored.

I am used to Him calling us, (and although I may need a few nudges to get on board with His plans) jumping into action and going where He leads. This is different and really challenging for me! He has burdened my heart in several ways, but it seems we are stuck and His response to all of it is: WAIT. It has made me question if I heard Him right, did I misunderstand Him? He hasn’t closed doors, but the message is very clearly WAIT. I am trying to just trust Him, to not ask the why. I know that He sees the big picture and that He has a perfect plan already in place, but I still find myself wondering “why must we wait”? I want to go where He calls, I want to obey what He asks, but I am in a bit of a state of confusion at the moment. I know He will lift the fog when the timing is right, so I am praying I learn the lessons He has for me in this season…the season of waiting.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Check out my friend Robin's blog Red Thread Stitches for a great give away that ends on MONDAY! I can't wait to go enter. If you don't win one of those awesome t-shirts, then certainly buy one as they support not only Steven Curtis Chapman's Show Hope organization, but they also help to bring Robin's precious Lilana home!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Down to 4!

Kids that is! The oldest 5 are all away this week. One is at camp, three are on a church mission trip, and one is away on a graduation trip with my Mother-in-law (they are in London as I type this, and headed to Paris next-I'm going to admit I am a wee bit jealous:). Whew. It feels so......strange! I admit I was kind of looking forward to the quiet and a bit less laundry and chaos (until they all return, each with a weeks worth of dirty clothes!), but I am missing them! I like my crazy, noisy, and busy crew and it doesn't feel right to only have the four youngest running around. Remind me I felt this way next week when I need a megaphone to be heard over the voices of nine kids!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Prayers are answered....

Monroe has found a family! Thank you, Lord! They are a wonderful, loving family and I am so thrilled the Lord chose them. You can check out Meredith's blog post about how God led them regarding Monroe
. Please pray that there are no paperwork glitches and that Monroe can be in the arms of his family without ever spending one moment in that institution!