In a season where I feel like I am failing miserably at so many things, a season that can best be described by the phrase treading water, this silly girl, my Lucy is praying for me.
The other night she was pleading with God to "give Mommy nineteen hours of sleep tonight."

So although nineteen hours probably will never happen (but given the opportunity, you better believe that I could probably come close), my sweet daughter knows that she has a God that listens and answers prayers.

Lucy knows that He is the God of infinitely more than we could ever dare to ask or hope.

I am one blessed mom to have this girl praying for me.
Who knows?  Maybe I will have my own Rip Van Winkle kind of night (and day...)

This girl who is obsessed with making dealzzzz on my ridiculously awesome retro iPhone handset, wearing one of her dad's Warby Parker home try-on glasses.  I am obsessed with her adorable Snugars headband.  Like obsessed to the point of giving her THE LOOK when she wears it to school.  THE LOOK that means you better come home with that on your head or WE WILL HAVE WORDS look.  You know that look don't you?  I thought so.


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  1. I am in a "treading water" season myself! Prayer is such a powerful thing, you must be doing something right if your sweet girl is praying for you.

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  2. This is such a sweet post... May the Lord BLESS and KEEP you and your precious children! May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord look upon you all with FAVOR and give you PEACE. And sleep. ;)

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  3. I promise it will get better. I have 4 kids and it was crazy hard at the beginning, BUT it got better. I started getting more sleep, started feeling more normal and stopped having my children sit in front of the tv for long enough that I'd be too embarrassed to say how long it actually was! Hang in there. Your daughter is precious! She is proof that you are teaching and loving your kids well!

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  4. I'm with Lucy and praying for 19 hours of sleep!
    :)

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  5. Just remember this time in your life is a crazy, busy season of life but in 18 yrs we all ask where has the time gone. I pray for rest for you.

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  6. bahaha. those snugars headbands aren't cheap! i die for the swirly flower one....but $30? EACH? i automatically multiply everything times two and my eyes pop out for $60 for 2 headbands. off subject. i think lucy is the sweetest. tender little spirit! and drivey drive up here and i will do my kung fu baby magic and get shaney to sleep. then after you have slept for 12 hours, we can spend the day at bass lake. and don't forget pinkalicious. and crazy. messy. flowers. and i'll make nutella crack. oookkkkaaaayyyyy?

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  7. you are such a good mommy to teach her that she can call on our God for help. how sweet that she prays for you. she didn't just pick this up, she learned it because you and your husband taught her :) what awesome lessons learned. i will join her and pray that the rest you do get is multiplied and you feel rested. i think all moms have a sense of "water coming in over the top of the snorkel" some times. hang in there. look at the big picture.... your kids are learning about, calling on and loving God.... awesome!

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  8. I know the feeling. With a 14, 9, and 7 year old, life certainly feels like "treading water" What a blessing to have your baby praying over you. You are doing something right!

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  9. cutest headband ever!! she has a really cute site too!

    i just miss ya julie.
    we need a walk through target.
    :)
    preferably a CA target....i am bored of the KS ones.
    and a trip to down east basics to matching clothing. ha ha haaaaa

    ps..your kids are so darn cute.

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  10. and i agree with lisa up there.
    it will get better.
    suddenly you notice "hey....today was better" and it slowly builds.
    God is good.

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  11. I love her and hope she is always as crazy, wild, loveable, and funny as she is now. And I hope she always loves squirrels too.

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  12. Cutest lil prayer warrior ever. Such a sweet gift!
    When she dials up Jesus next, I may need to pass on a few requests!
    Happy heart day to you! :)

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  13. praying for good, long sleep for you Julie. praying you feel Jesus so close right now. i'm praying that you see His hand at work. and what a joy to have a sweet daughter who knows that God cares about every detail of our lives. blessings, blessings.

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  14. Praying for you too! For sleep & brains. I'm 2 months away from having my third, so I'm really hoping for you that your sleepless nights end soon! Cuz, I'm right behind ya, sister. Btw...thanks for the glasses link. I've never heard of them & my husband is in desperate need of a new pair of glasses. Awesome.

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  15. thought of you at 3:37 a.m. this morning. haha. our babies are a few weeks apart and i'm pretty sure they made a "let's-keep-our-moms-up" pact. love that your girlies have such cute style, must get it from their mama. and i love that she has such a wonderful heart. that's what it's all about. all the "doing good" (gal. 6:9) that is called of us as mamas.

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  16. she is adorable.

    so good that lucy KNOWS Who to turn to for all things, the God who is able to give 19 hours of sleep.

    may God magnify His mercy on you in the restless season. looks like He already has in your sweet girl.

    i have a retro phone in red, and i give the you better not ruin that or lose it look to my kids too much.

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