I started off this year with a desire to praise God in all things no matter what...and then Day 8 happened. It started off like any other ordinary early morning, I was asleep. I forgot to bring my phone upstairs even though I knew there was a 40% chance of freezing rain. The odds of my children staying home today were in their favor. At 5:45 A.M. I woke up to the sound of something vibrating downstairs. I tried to remain positive as I tiptoed down the steps, picked up my phone, and held my breath. Out of the corner of my eye I saw it. No school. Remaining positive, I went back upstairs to shut off alarms with the hopes of everyone sleeping in. Then I heard Jennifer playing with her Barbie Dream House in her room and I knew it wouldn’t be long before parenting would be required.
My plan for Day 2 was to clear my home and my mind of any unwanted distractions. My reality for Day 2 has been full of feeding my tribe, answering questions, navigating video games, and attempting to get some things done. My hopes of spending a large chunk of time focusing on Jesus switched to my hopes that I would still love my children at the end of this day and that they would still love me. I am proud to say that we have all survived to happily live another day.
This is life...this is my life. Remaining flexible day to day is imperative to my joy and happiness. In order for my life to reflect the joy of my creator, I must remain open to change. My tribe keeps me on my toes and I wouldn’t change it for the world. My praise for today is that I managed to shower.
Tonight at dinner, we were talking about our favorite Bible stories and why we liked them. We went around the table and Jennifer listened to everyone. Then she declared it her turn and put her finger up in the air in her sassy-matter-of-fact fashion. “I like that story about Jesus. All of them.” I guess she has this prayer stuff all figured out. ♥️
Living Completely Undone
I am a girl passionately in love with Jesus, my husband, and my children. I am forever learning how to live a life completely undone for my God. This blog is about my journey and a few funny stories in between.