Sunday, March 26, 2017

morning reminder

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.

Psalm 5:3

Do we talk to Him every morning?
Are we bringing our requests to Him?
How is He supposed to answer us if we are not asking?

this reminds me of my children
I have to remind them sometimes, I can't read their minds.
I am human
and if they don't tell me what they need, or what they want, I can't provide that for them.

If we expect an answer, we need to speak the question.


as i prep meals for the week
and clean dish after dish after dish
and pick up plates and dessert wrappers that have been left behind

I think to myself.. the things that i do, that there really has been no "thank you" for. 

and i think of the paperwork for school
and the things i make my kids participate in, because i know it's good for them. 
and the laundry
and the mending
and the phone calls and emails between dr's and teachers

and remember that my husband works many MANY hours a week
while i clean the toilet
and exercise to keep my body as strong as i can because it's falling apart

so SO GLAD that i have a part time job because full time would be insane for me at this point in my life, and that it's still enough for me to feel like i'm bringing in some income, and still have some sort of sense of accomplishment about myself OUTSIDE the house

washing the kitchen table
making copies and mailing things for insurance
rummaging through boxes of clothes and shoes that i have previously sorted into different sizes so my girls are properly dressed 

even sewing things for other people to make a little cash for myself. 

some days it all seems so mundane
and exhausting

and yet
i take joy in serving others
i love to create things that people know i'm good at
i like the play with different foods and tastes

and if the dishes weren't done, my family wouldn't have a clean plate to eat on ;) 
so yes
in the life of this mother
i know it's worthwhile, all the little things behind the scenes that get done so everything else can run smoothly. 

knowing that i do all of this for my family
and i still make time for myself in the middle of it all. 

because even the mundane.. is worth it. 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

let's see what God has in store for me today

I wake up
I don't have to work today
I have made some plans, but for now, i'm relaxing

It's sunny
It's freezing
a big change from yesterdays "blustery spring day" feel
.. hence the reason for the headache, i'm sure.. 

have papers to read through and sign today
going to exercise because my body needs it
going to a friends house for lunch
and this afternoon going to do some crafting.. 

in all of the plans that i have made for myself
i will also leave room for change

"for I know the plan I have for you" declares the Lord. 

let's see what God has in store for me today!!

never forget to leave space and time for the spirit to move. 
slow down
remember patience
and remember that if we don't make time for Him, He won't make time for us. 

just like any physical relationship, it's a two way street. if we don't make an effort, He won't make an effort. 
only the relationship with God is SSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much more rewarding. :) 

The Furry Kitty

kids get on the bus
i lay on the couch
needing some extra rest this morning, even if i don't fall asleep

little furry kitty walks up to the couch
i grab him, cuddle him, and make him purr

little furry kitty jumps down and walks away

little furry kitty comes back, walks on top of me, starts purring, kneeding his paws. nuzzles my hand and curls up on my chest and licks my face.

mmmm.. little furry kitty.. so soft and peaceful ;)
i love these moments.

i love the furry kitty