Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


All That You Have Is Your Soul - 4Ms #Music

There is a time and season for everything under the sun. I do believe this and I firmly believe that whatever crisis and pain I'm suffering through will eventually pass.

I feel as if my mind is in labor and wish that quickly it would give birth. Actually I feel like it's twins and one has already pass through and I writhe in agony awaiting the next arrival. At this point I look forward to the rest.

That rest that happens after you give birth and you can barely move, nor do you want to. Especially if there is no throbbing of pain whatsoever.

My Parents in-law came to visit with me this past week. They have been a blessing in disguise. They have shown care and bolstered my hope in keeping strong.

I realize how I'm missing that bond that I should have had with my own parents. I also realize how tempting it would have been to run home to parents in such crisis of life.

But sometimes you just need some support.

We didn't get to visit anywhere  or do touristy stuff, but we did talk and pray many times.

I cried as they drove out on their journey home.
My son had one of his soccer game today after church. It was a very tight fit to get both in and be on time to the fields. Usually on such a tight window, I do not attend church.
I wasn't sure if the kids would be singing in the worship team today, so I figured I'd go and try to make soccer on time.

It was more a type of street game today. Free from cheering, coaching or refereeing. It does help the kids implement what they've learned so far.  That's how many young men get started in my country. Talent developed on the street. I like this idea.
After soccer, it's trying to beat traffic across town back to church for the kids worship team practice. I'm very glad they are doing this in our church. I want them to have that foundation as I did when I was growing up. I did resent it then, and I do expect them to resent it, but I know they'll appreciate it as adults, whatever choice they choose to make then.

They do not seem to like it that much when it's time to go, but always come out excited and happy. It's a funny transformation from going in and coming out.
I guess it's the practice part of going over and over the same song and movements :)

However I was so excited to hear my son (8yrs old) comes up to me and told me he knew his bible verse. I hailed him and he went on to recite it fully. Ephesians 2:19,20
Then of course baby girl had to be involved and she too (6yrs old) came to recite the whole verses!

With a world jabbing in and out of trends and influences. I want them to have a firm foundation in a God that never changes. So even if I fail them, they'll have a constant source of hope that never changes.

I try to do my bestest by my dear children. I learn along with them. They are my blessings and I hope that I can provide the mother love and landing they need to push out on their own wings.

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I am so happy for you that your in-laws came over & you had a delightful visit & yet sad that they left, but look what you have to look forward too! Them coming back! Love Terry Chapman great choice... I listened to the whole thing. Keep your chin up girlfriend! The Lord never gives us more than we can handle.

  2. I like Tracy Chapman I haven't seen her for ages (I don't mean personally) LOL

    Have a tanfastic week ahead ;-)

  3. This Lady really Rocks!!! I have not heard this Tracy Chapman tune,thanks for sharing it.

    1. I forgot to add that I am swipping the Cyril Connolly quote!

    2. Thank you Mike.
      And have at it. It's a great quote.

  4. You are so lucky to have such great parents. I dread the visits from my mother and grandmother (the only family on my side I have left that cares to even visit). How is it to have family that supports you? It is an ideology that I am unfamiliar with for the past 30 years - ever since I married my wonderful hubby.

    Love your music for today. Really got me rockin' in my seat.

    1. I didn't grow up with family, so to have this care from the inlaws (we've come a long way) is wonderful for my soul, especially in such a hard time for us here at home.

      I hope it was different for you. I know how it feels to just want your family's love and support.

  5. We never know what the Lord has in store for us.

    Have a brilliant week.

  6. Tracy Chapman is awesome.
    I wish you peace of heart my friend. I am glad you got to visit for awhile at least. It really is terribly hard when family does not live near. This I know.

    1. Thank you Naila.

      I would agree. Family should be at least an hr away. The USA is mighty big I tell you.

  7. Oh Collette I'm going to pray for strength and guidance for you. :)

    Hang in there mama.

    I love your song choice this week.

    I plan to finish my Fitcation post so I can relax a bit.

    1. Thank you Pamela.
      Prayers are the best of help. We connect to our helper.

  8. sounds like you had a lovely visit with your in laws -- what a blessing! not all of us always get that kind of relationship, so I call it a win! ha
    Love Tracey's voice. she's so full or emotion and just raw talent. amazing.

    1. That is true and for awhile there , I wasn't sure it would happen.

      Thank you.

  9. That verse in the BIble about time for everything is great comfort. I read it at my father's funeral; first time to hold a Bible in too many years. Glad you had support through your parents-in-law's visit. I like the idea of your son's worship team. And what a wonderful song you picked.


    1. Thank you Hazel.
      So glad you enjoyed it and thank you for sharing.

  10. I'll take you up on the 'how can I pray for you today' question. My son was in a motorcycle accident. He's scraped up but fine, but he's still riding, and in a very populated place and I worry for his safety, and that he's not saved. If you or anyone reading who prays would lift him up in prayer I would be most grateful.

    I'm glad you had a nice visit with your in-laws. We spent one day this weekend with mine. :)

    It's fun when the kids come out of Sunday School excited. :)

    I like Tracy Chapman. She's got a nice voice.

    1. Rosey, I see your mother's heart.
      I will keep him in prayers.
      And thank you.

  11. I'm so sorry you're dealing with a tough time in your life right now Big Sis. But as they always say, life only gives you what it thinks you can handle; you're a very strong individual and you'll overcome this no problem!

    It's nice to hear that you had a wonderful visit with your in-laws. Support is definitely a big part of success and it sounds like they support you and the kids no matter what :)

    You just keep doing the best you can and when you need a little help, don't be afraid to ask for it! Family, friends, online persons, we're all here for you.

    Beautiful choice in song for this week! I hope you have a musical week ^.^

    1. You are a blessing my sweet sis.
      Thank you.

  12. that is awesome that you had such a great weekend with them... family is a great support


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