todays realization…

today was great – overall- .. the day as a whole can be looked on as a good day. Busy, crazy and at times ugly… but id go back and say July 7th was a nice day.

But some of the moments in this day.. have been hard. very hard. for example. Lydia screaming the moment we began leaving swimming practice … and continued ALL (did i mention ALL) the way home. Yes that was hard. a very hard LONG many moments.

I ended up taking a mommy time out to regroup… in which my true SuperMan laughed with the kids and gave them each a snack of pears and apples. While i sat alone in our room.. sulking. Why!?! Cause i get tired. Tired of day in day out wipeing booties, picking up dropped food, making dinner, snack, (breakfast and lunch), planning outings, ect..

I get tired.

But just as God always does.. He reels me in.. in to his safe place…

As i am reading bedtime stories to the girls this ends up being the bible story. (Matthew 19:13-14)

As it is read in their children bible:

The children ran to Jesus and the deciples said “go away Jesus is tired”

But Jesus said “let the children come to be so all people can have faith as a little child”.

This Slapped me in the face. Yes we get tried and frustrated.. But children are Gods blessings… they show us Gods pure love every day. I as a Christ believer, I desire to be more like him. I must love them like Christ, even when i am tired i must bring them close and pray, and point them to Him.

I am challenged. Greatly Challenged. I likely will fail tomorrow but I know now this is my goal.

Love them when i am tired. Show and teach them when i am tired. Be Jesus with skin on.

playing tea party...even though i am tired!

playing tea party…even though i am tired!

~Jessica

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2 thoughts on “todays realization…

  1. JESS JUST LOOKING AT THESE PRECIOUS LITTLE ONES YES WITH ALL THE SCREAM ,POOP,ETC. WE’VE BEN THERE SAW THE GREAT LOVE AND CARING GENTLE WAY YOU AND JOEL HAVE HANDLED EVERY SITUATION THAT COME YOUR WAY WE WISH WE HAD KNOWN ALL THE DIFFERENT WAYS TO HANDLE CHILDREN WHEN WE RAISED ALL OUR KIDS. WE LOVED ALL 3O BUT WE NEVER HEARD SUCH A WORD AS TIME OUT. WE DID KNOW THE WORD BEND OVER OF COURSE OUR KIDS WAS GLAD 2 LICKS WITH A PADDLE BALL PADDLE WAS VERY QUICK AND THEY COULD HURRY BACK TO WHAT EVER, HA HA.HAVING THEM PUT THERE NOSE IN A ROUND KNOT HOLE ON OUR WALL WITH THERE KNEES BENT JUST A LITTLE. HAVE TO ADMIT COULD NOT HELP TURNING OUR HEAD SO THEY COULD REST THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST ONES THE KIDS WOULD BE LAUGHING AFTER 2 OR THREE MINUTES. THOUGHT I’D JUST SHARE WHAT WENT ON IN THE OLD AGES. WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE SUCH GREAT GRAND AND GREAT GRANDS WE LOVE YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH WE ALWAYS LEAVE YOUR HOME FEELING BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN THERE…

    • i love you both so dearly! and those words are more than encouraging. in a time when others may look at us and think we are crazy.. you have been nothing but uplifting and loving! So blessed to have you as our grand parents! love you both more than you know!

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