Things aren't always this busy. We're usually tucked away within the walls of our little world writing out our days with routine play...what comes what may. Most days, the house is buzzing. Laughter bouncing from one wall to the other. Down the hall and back. It's quite a symphony of song.
The littles are favoring these little hair ties I picked up out of the dollar section at Target a few weeks back. Of course, they prefer to wear these over the multitude of bows I've made for them. They bring me the ties and say hair with a slightly slurred "r" that always tends to make me smile. Only because I did the same thing. Boy, do they make the cutest little Punky Brewsters.
It's laundry day today. The hampers are overflowing and the piles are touching the cieling...ok,not really. But, it has to get done. When you get a memo that the bottom of the knickers drawer has apparently been spotted, you better get to washin'! So that's my major chore for today. Loads of fun...Ha!
I don't know what the conversation was, but the littles were playing so real like today. I heard moma, baby, car, dog, and vroom vroom. I guess they were going on a trip, I wonder where. And just like that, they play so well together.
I'm making this tonight. I've had my eye on it for quite some time. Saved it on my Pinterest board. I like crock pot meals that allow me to stay busy cleaning so I can get it done. Can I get an amen? Who wants to stop to cook when they're in a cleaning groove? Not me. I'll let you know how it turns out.
This weekend is a three day. I love three days. Do you have plans? We've been talking about some ideas. Wandering way to downtown Charleston. The infamous King Street we hear so much about. I've heard they have a Pottery Barn store...I've never been in one before...sort of EXCITED!!!!!! We also thought of maybe going to the Aquarium again. We enjoyed it so much last time and the girls would have more fun now that they're a little bit older. We're not sure. Something fun, but not expensive. Who knows, we may just stay here and puddle around the house.
|Daddy and Savannah doing push-ups together last night.|
It wasn't until recently that my outlook was changed. I was in the midst of throwing a pitty party for myself. Here I am, almost 30 (not that it really matters), a mother to two children, a college drop-out, away from family, and zero friends. I don't have the luxury of a family dinner on Sunday with my parents, a quick stop by after work to say hello. So as I normally do, I was
As I looked around, I started to see things in a different light. I saw the toys on the floor. The pictures of my babies on the wall. The curtains that cover the windows are the ones Mike and I picked out together. The pile of blankets that were left from my cuddle session with my girls the night before. The tiny shoes that didn't quite make it to the shoe basket. The green scribbles on the wall. How selfish could I be? My family is right here. My home is...here. Why am I worrying about not getting home when I already am?
God tells us to stop worrying...
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.Matthew 6:33-34
My life is so full. I have so much more than I ever dreamed of having. I just have to let go of my worry and give it all to the Lord. In the book I'm reading, Calm My Anxious Heart, a woman that allowed worry and anxiety to overcome her heart began to use a visual aid to remind her to pray when she started to worry. A simple little box. Every time she started to worry, she would write it down and put it in that box. Each time she saw that box, she would remind herself that God was in control and that He carried her concerns and fears.
Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
We can do the laundry to make empty hampers, we can go places to venture away from routine, we can try new things to spice up the old, we can also give our worries to God and let Him carry the things we struggle with just as He promised he would.
God grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, courage to change the things we can, and wisdom to know the difference.