Quick update : Preschool is going well. It is nice to have #1 across the hall. Her class and my class are together for part of the day. She loves to run during recess. She will run laps full speed around the playscape then fall down to her back with legs up in the air. Often other children will join in her 'race' and her face gets all red and sweatty. I am so happy she is moving her little body, making her muscles stronger and burning energy. Whenever we head to the gym park (aka nursery at the gym) I tell her I exercise to be healthy and strong. Now, it is also so that I can wear my skinny jeans, but I want the focus to be on health. I also belong to the mind set of fake it til you feel it and think that if I tell this to my children long enough soon it will instill itself into my brain.
This is also how I feel about joy. I know that there is a difference between joy and happiness. Our Lord never promised us happiness. However we are promised joy and that is a choice I must make each day. This morning at Bible study Beth Moore said every morning the first words out of her mouth are "this is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it." I am ashamed to say those are NOT the first words to leave my lips, nor the first thoughts in my head. I am resolving today to choose to be joyful in the mornings and to give thanks to my Lord for each day. I pray the same for you.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation
and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.