Monday, April 19, 2010

Chaos strikes

So what do you do when you have a day that seems to be headed nowhere? I'm trying to figure it out again. Is it spring fever creeping in? Or have I lost total control of my home? I hope not. Where do I go from here? None of my children seem particularly receptive of the day's lessons nor my discipline.  "No more Wii today. No t-ball tomorrow." Well I certainly sound like mommy monster.
  I guess I'll try again. We'll sit on the sofa and curl up with our books. Laugh to lighten the mood and lift our spririst. Most of all I'll pray and know my Heavenly Father is listening without bias, prejudice or judgement. My pleas to Him will be received with love and will bring me hope in my dark moments. Let His light shine down on me and my family. Let His joy permeate our home.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Celebrating Frugally

Yesterday was my ten-year anniversary to my awesome husband, David. Waiting to be paid we stayed home and had a wonderful dinner with the kids. I made the easiest dinner I could and one that my kids will actually eat- spaghetti. Being concerned for our health I usually skip the meat. Last night to treat my husband I caved in and cooked the meat. I'm vegan. He loved it. Towards the middle of dinner my oldest, Gabriel said lets light the candles. After I did, he told us "Happy Anniversary" with a huge smile. That was better than any night out.
Today the kids are going out with my in-laws. David and I get to spend the day together. Nothing fancy, just grocery shopping, lunch and much-needed quality time. Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fast- Paced Motherhood

Motherhood seems to end up a dash. Add in the extra curriculars to church, homeschooling and daily duties and I end up running around exhausted wth not a lot accomplished at times. I always dreamed of being a mother, knowing it was work and dedication, but never did I dream of the sheer exhaustion that can accompany it. Life already comes at me fast enough. The kids grow so quickly. I'm trying to figure out how my youngest is going to turn 4 in June. What happened to the days of diaperring and colic? Or the nights of teething and rocking? They have vanished long ago and are now replaced with memorizing verses for Awana, tee ball practice and dentist appointments. Thank God for homeschooling. People ask me why I don't send the kids to school, especially since I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Despite the chaos, the love and togetherness more than compensate. I sit there in the classroom with Gabriel and Mary and praise God for such a wonderful opportunity to guide my children to become the people He created them to be.