Monday, March 4, 2013

Crazy but wonderful - LIFE

My word for this year was SERVE! God could not be teaching me that more clearly
the last few weeks. We've dealt with our fair share of sickness
and whiny-ness. And through it all I serve my family. Just the other day
I was at my wits end. I went to bed so defeated - it was so hard to selflessly put the boys' needs
ahead of my own all day. I couldn't fill one more sippy cup with a 
whining toddler, or hold my boy one more time b/c he was grumpy
and stubbed his toe for the 20th time that hour. I felt like I was getting nothing
in return for my giving all day long. And I had a bad attitude
about it all. It was not pretty.  God has just been bringing it to light
how much I need to call on him for Strength and Grace - to wake up early
and from the very start serve my family with a happy Spirit. 
I say this a lot - but I'm so thankful that God forgives my selfish heart and 
gives me a new beginning each day. That he loves me through my ugliness and b/c
of that I can wake up and be ready to serve. And I fail and get irritated - and then I beg for 
forgivness and press on with his mercies that are new every morning.

When I first learned that I was going to have 2 boys 17 months apart I will admit I was wondering
how crazy my life would get. But now
I could not be happier. These two are both very agile, full of energy
and talkative - but they entertain each other so well
They are best friends.
My days are filled with lots of hustle and bustle 
but sometimes I just love to sit and watch as their minds create scenarios and
imaginary play together. I love hearing them communicate with each other. 

They also have an amazing Father! He honestly plays with them better than I do,
and has an easier time playing imaginary things with them.
They adore him and he adores them. 
I wanted to share a couple pictures I've captured of the men in my life because
I don't want to forget how blessed I am to be able to SERVE these
precious men.


Trina Mayfield said...

Love this post because of your realization in it! It was fun seeing their interaction today on Skype! They are growing up so quickly!

Unknown said...

Well said, I've had many of those " I'm tired of being a servant days." Good reminder that that us actually exactly what we should be and serving our families is the greatest privilege. Thanks for the reminder.

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