I should point out that despite all the sweet pictures of my girls smiling and playing . . . it has been a loud, hard week around here. Lots of yelling, screaming, fighting, hair-pulling, pushing, shoving, crying, and tantruming. One minute Lydia and Heidi are giggling hysterically together. The next minute, they are screaming at one another, fists clenched and pulling hair. I'd be lying if I said it's been an easy week. I've lost my patience more times than I'd like to admit. Fortunately, in this journey of parenting, there is grace. I am confident that I will mess up my children because I am broken and messy, but God's grace is bigger than my messiness. And he loves my girls so much more than I ever could.