I can tell you, with my deepest sincerity, that our family has already felt the ginormous wave of love and support from all of our friends, family, and readers.
Your words of encouragement- be it through the blog, Facebook, or texts, have meant the world to me personally, and to our family.
I've seen God's people rise up when a need arises in a new and inspiring way.
They say raising achild "takes a village" and I can affirm that on every level.
This post is for all of the responses we've received in the last week or so, in regards to helping out while I'm "under the weather" and feeling sick.
Many people have asked how they can help, what they can bring, what time to come over, and what needs done.
I am overwhelmed by your thoughts- but also overwhelmed at the idea of having to tell people how I need help. It's backwards in today's culture to say "can you help me do this", and is teaching me a new perspective.
Really, it's humbling my pride.
While I love being able to help others, I'm reminded of how difficult it can be to receive a blessing.
So this post is first to say "thank you".
Your message, your text, your phone call to help and to say you're praying for us- for me- has meant a world of difference.
Next, this post is to let you know how and when you can help.
Rather than delegating to individuals, I've set up a "meal train" of sorts. You can click the link below, and sign up for dishes, laundry, or dinner for any of each day- for the next three weeks.
Hopefully- by Gods grace and your faith through prayer, I'll be back to good by then. In the event that I'm not, I'll extend the days after that time.
But for now, you can offer your help, by choosing a day to do a single load of dishes(in the dishwasher). A single load of laundry (switching what's currently in the machines, and folding what was in the dryer) or a meal (preferably dinner).
All the information you need is set up, including how much food to bring, what kind of foods we like or don't like, information on where and when to drop food or come over to help. All of that- and then some!
Please please please feel free to stay and visit if you'd like.
And also, please please please do not come into my house with an expectation. Especially if you've never been over before.
Right now I am barely functioning, and doing my best to conserve energy while dealing with four other kids. There are piles of dishes. Tables that need wiped. Laundry in mountains. And bathrooms that look like public stalls.
Don't judge me. I'm growing a person.
What if you live far far away? No problem. There are plenty of places that deliver dinner, and I will gladly send you a list! Sign up for a day to help, and we can be in touch about how/where to order from!
As much as I thank you, I know Paco thanks you too. While we are walking through this season, he is doing his best to work a full time job, take care of the kids and me, as well as play mom. He appreciates when you load the dishwasher- so he doesn't have to. Or bring a meal, so I don't have to boss him around on how to make another one! He is especially grateful when it happens on days he opens (at 5:30am) or closes (sometime till 11:30pm) and is exhausted both emotionally and physically.
Kudos to you babe- I couldn't do this without you- literally.
So- Here's the link:
And thank you again!!!