It's a 24/7 job with the huge responsibility of raising children who love God and others. And, of course, we want to do this important training in a clean (somewhat), organized home. Never mind that as soon as we get one thing clean or organized, another is in need of the same. We desire, as moms, to spend time with the Lord, exercise, plan and cook healthy meals, be frugal, patient, sweet and yet firm. It's a tall order! Even though I know the Lord is growing me into the Mom he desires for me to be - and I trust Him for that - I'm not there, yet!
So today I set out get things in order and vacuum - starting with the bedrooms. Does anyone know where ALL OF THAT STUFF under the beds COMES FROM? About half way through the process, I came accross this note on my nightstand on top of my Bible.
It says, "Dear Nice Mom, We're a happy family with a great big hug and a kiss from me to you. I love Dad, too. . ."
Yeah, I have a long way to go as a mother. But praise the Lord for His grace that allows me the priviledge of having these eight precious children. "Thank you, Jesus, for my happy kids. No, they're not perfect, but they are amazing, wonderful little individuals. And I trust YOU for the rest."
And thank you Son (#3) for giving me some Monday Joy.
"Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the Lord." Ps 27:14