Sunday, May 31, 2009
I'm grateful that the TRUE church is not a building at all, but is the believers that attend! Praise you Lord for letting us realize what's really important.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
No one warned me that there would be days where being a mother would be, bar none, the most stressful job in the world.
No one warned me before I had children that I would have times where I actually asked myself the question, "Is this really what I was meant to do?"
No one warned me that a trip to the grocery store, sans children, would be a mini-mental vacation.
No one warned me that I would one day be on the receiving end of judging glances about my parenting that I used to be one the giving end of........funny how things come full circle.
No one warned me that, at 34, my hormones would be so out of whack that I could be crying one minute and wanting to scream the next and getting increasingly more agitated at my hair sticking to my sweaty face as I try to cook dinner, do dishes, and tend to 3 children who all want to be right under my feet as I do the first two.
No one warned me that trying to carry on a conversation with my husband in the car would require a privacy window, like those in limousines. Children must always be louder than the loudest person in the vehicle.......did anyone warn you of that?
No one warned me that sleeping in would be considered anything past 7:30 a.m..........
I guess, if someone had warned me I would've done one of two things.......
1. I would've ignored her, thinking, "That's just her. It won't happen to me."
2. I wouldn't have had children.
I'm glad no one warned me.........:) Our life is like a puzzle. Some pieces don't make any sense at all until you see the big picture. The stress of raising young children is not a job for the weak at heart.There are days you will want to pull your hair out.
There are days you will think, "I'm not cut out for this."
There are days you will cry and feel helpless and you will think, "It just can't get any worse than this."
There are days you will laugh so hard and love so much that you will think, "It just doesn't get any better than this."
Being a parent is the hardest, bestest, most challenging, most rewarding job on the planet.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
***It's been a rough couple of weeks, for me, as a mom. I haven't felt up to taking new pics, so I've recycled some old ones. ***
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This nasty, non-poisonous critter showed up in our driveway this afternoon. Blech!!!!!!! Scourge of the earth.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
If you haven't yet heard this tremendous song of praise by Chris Tomlin, please listen today. As we embark on this National Day of Prayer, please intercede for your home, your church, your school, your city, your state, our nation, and God's world.
Today, I pray You would wake up the sleeping church. Open our eyes to the needs that are right in front of us. Make us aware of the hurt that is all around us and help us MINISTER accordingly. There is NO ONE LIKE YOU, LORD. I praise YOUR HOLY, MAJESTIC, AWESOME NAME~ ADONAI! You are.
I love you, Jesus.