Monday Magical and not so Magical Moments~
I have been reading on several Blogs lately the theme of being real. It is always hard to know what to post. I am sure in each of our lives every day is filled with the good moments, the bad moments, and the crazy moments. Hopefully the sad moments are far and few between, but they happen to us all.
I love that God put us into families as we take this journey called life. Families are amazing in that we are crazy for the people in them yet the people in them can (at times) make us crazy.
Please, don't ever let yourself become discouraged when reading Blogs, watching ahem..reality TV or books/magazines by families that appear to have it all together. It's just a slice of their life.
We all have our gifts, trials, joys, and struggles. We are all juggling many different areas of our lives. There is no one person or family that does it all.
I do like to focus on the positive. Jim once called me the Joel Osteen of the Blog World. Ha, ha. I do this with my kiddies too if I say "Be..several will chime in and say positive" (and don't think I don't notice the eye rolls)..
When I Blog I do try and focus on the things that I will remember about the day. The things that made my heart and smile and the things I want to remember. We do all have our moments. We all fail around here. I fail the most. I am blessed that God extends grace towards me and that Jim and the children do too.
We had a very blessed day though I will share our school day got off to a less than stellar start..
-I had one dear child who couldn't find his pencil. Obviously a family of beavers are living somewhere in this house as I buy gobs of pencils and they disappear never to be seen again.
-Another dear child couldn't find his reading book..which was eventually found..on the shelf..where. it..belonged.
-I simultaneously had one child in tears over missing 4 math problems while another was breaking their arm patting themselves on the back for "only" missing 4 math problems.. Balance, people..
-One child had a time to clean the baseboards as they would repeatedly start playing each time I left the room-baseboards come in handy when you don't have a blackboard to clean :o).
Eventually we found our groove and we had a productive day.
And we had many, many many sweet moments of love and laughter..grace and forgivness..joy and peace.
Some of my favorite Moments..
Our 5 yo bringing me leaves and then asking me to bend down so he could put them in my hair, so I could be beautiful.
My Sweet girl who brought her treasures to me. If we could all see the flowers instead of the weeds.
Our Sweet Neighbor brought us this amazing doll house. He spoke through broken English to share with us that his wife saw it in an neighboring city and had to get if for us because of all of our children. Isn't that the sweetest thing?
Our funny boys who became Ninjas via cloth napkins at the table and brought much hilarity and laughter to our dinner table.
I will also hold in my heart our little baseboard cleaner running up with a huge hug and an "I love you, Mama." after dinner just because.
Our dds making doll clothes for Sweet Pea's dolls to go into the doll house. Apparently the doll clothes we once owned have run off with the pencils.
Finally, our Sweet Pea heading up the stairs to bed and singing "Daddy is cute, Daddy is cute.."
Thank you Lord for our family and for your precious grace.