Last week was a whirlwind of sick kids, drama, and a lack of sleep.

After Jesse fully recovered, Owen came down with the same 104 fever on Thursday.  He woke up with it and it never really broke all day.

I still don’t know how I did it, but I managed to spend most of the day in the bed with him.  Owen curled up in my bed after breakfast and I put a movie in for him.  I usually put the other two babies down for a nap between 10 and 10:30am.  On a really good day they can sleep for close to three hours.  Thursday was one of those days.  I only got up to move loads of laundry from the washer to the dryer and from the dryer to my bed.  Owen napped off and on all day long.  When he’d fall asleep, I would put clothes away or prepare lunch.

Joshua has music on Thursdays and a sweet friend was able to pick him up for music and drop him back off at home when it was over.  (**Thanks SO much Ali!!**)  That was another hour and a half that I had one less child to take care of.

At the end of the day, I still had a feverish two year old, but I had a smile on my face when Josh got home from work, because of God’s great grace.

Our pastor taught on the subject of grace yesterday.  Here are a few of his points:

*Grace means there is nothing I can do to make God love me more and nothing I can do to make Him love me less.

*It is by GRACE we are saved.  We have no grounds for an attitude of entitlement.  Nothing we do guarantees the blessings we want.

*Grace is God’s empowered presence, not His endless presents.

*Grace is available, abundant, and necessary for every believer everyday.

*It’s always too early to quit and never too late to start.

I’m grateful for God’s grace.