This is my Season.

"I know that there is nothing better for [me] than to rejoice and to do good in [my] lifetime; moreover that every man who eats and drinks sees good in all his labor-- it is the gift of God."

Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

Monday, June 11, 2007

Award of the day!

I earned an award today! An award every mom gets but never displays or talks about. I've earned several in my days of mommy-hood but today I earned three!
"What award?" you ask.
The "Grace Award". Some have called it the "Worst Mommy of the Day Award" but I call it "Grace". Only by God's grace are my children safe, alive, and ignorant of my actions.

Award #1 of the day: I went outside to do laundry and begged my children to come back inside with me. I finally gave up and walked in without them. My son followed me in and slammed the door shut. "Thanks", I said as I hear my daughter cry outside the door a few seconds later. (Sad to say this is not the first time she has been outside alone for a period of time)

Award #2 of the day: I was folding laundry on the floor (mistake #1) when my son came at me. He knocked down the piles of little clothes I had just folded. I huffed about and told him to be more careful. He turned to me and said "Sorry, mom, I was coming to give you a kiss."

Award #3 of the day: I had to take my infant to the Dr. so my neighbor's daughter came over to watch the other 3 kids. I returned to find them at her house next door. I laid my sleepy infant in his crib so I could go and get the other kids. I ended up talking a bit and my neighbor's daughter ran back to my house to get her shoes. She returns with shoes on and a crying infant in her arms! He apparently wasn't ready to sleep.

Praise God for grace!

2 comments:

carrie*postma said...

oh my goodness...that is quite day.
Be kind to yourself...we all have our "off" days.
HUGGIES!

MamaTart said...

Don't be too hard on yourself! Bigger grace days are coming - especially if you homeschool!