His mercies are new every morning

yesterday was rough. 
it was our first real day in this "temporary" living space
{my parents home}
joshua woke up at 5:45am soaking wet in his own waste
the poor baby was freezing cold and the stench was unbearable
he's been stomach-flu-sick since thursday
bottle & cheerios for breakfast
throw it all up
lots of crying.holding.sad. 
overwhelming amounts of work
{it's sprinkler shutdown season}
small naps because his stomach is less than full
eating a few ounces at a time
so much work to do
another mess in the pajamas
another nap
no real appetite for any real food
i'm struggling. more tired than i thought possible
piles and piles of laundry to fold
more work
he's in bed by 7:40pm.
we're asleep by 9:40pm. 
{earliest we've ever gone to sleep}

and this morning...
normal wake up 
happy baby
accomplishing work 
good naps
plenty in his belly 

and i couldn't get it out of my head- 
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,
    for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
    great is your faithfulness.

it's been a rough couple weeks
but reading Lamentations 3
i am reminded of so much

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,
    to the one who seeks him

my hope is in HIM
not in the things of this world 
{they are fading}
my hope is in HIM

and every morning His mercies and compassions are NEW
praising God for the setting sun and the rising dawn 
for new mercies 
and new mornings
for my hope

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