Tuesday, February 22, 2011


This weekend had me feeling a bit discouraged. I feel completely inadequate to handle the particular challenges of our life right now. I don't know how to do it all. Comfort the kids, help them cope with their Dad's illness. Properly take care of Dave but still be his wife. I don't want to turn into his nagging nurse/mother. I can't keep my house clean, but I've never been able to do that. I'm gaining weight and sleeping to much. And fear has been raising it's ugly head.
But this I do know, when I am weak, He is strong. I've never felt weaker....

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9


  1. Keep on keeping on Mary, you're helping the rest of us <3

  2. Ruthie's correct: you're helping the rest of us. Be careful - the too much sleeping is a sign of depression. You have a reason to be depressed, but don't let it take you over.
    One of my favorite Mother Teresa sayings: "I know God will never give me more than I can handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."

  3. you are more than adequate- you are super mom! you have the most beautiful, loving children, and your love is helping dave through. you do what you can, and God will do the rest. love you.

  4. You can give up so much of what the world expects of you when you just want God - appearance - yourself, your home - because you know what you are gaining is so much better! But keep trusting Him - it's hard to see your children suffer, but you know that he doesn't waste a single tear ("You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book" Psalm 56:8) and " He who began a good work in (you) will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus". He loves them too! But also - make sure to rest as much as you can/let go of your expectations that you can do it all and be everything everyone needs right now and we will pray for you. Just keep showing up - He will do the rest :-) Julianne

  5. You are an amazing strong sister woman. An inspiration to me and all who know you. Don't forget to ask for and accept help when you need it. Love you!

  6. Hey Z,

    Thanks so much for keeping this blog-you are an amazing testimony to the grace and power of the Lord.
    We will continue to pray for Dave, you, and the chilluns.
    The Bruchs