Monday, October 01, 2007

my not-so-good morning

It's 8am, and I'm already exhausted. I woke up this morning with the youngest three in bed with us - nice if they are sleepy & cuddly, not so nice when K-A & E want to chat. So Daniel gets up and I follow in a minute. It's that time of year, my favorite time of year, when the mornings are sooooooo cold. But that's not so great when you get up half-dressed to the sound of "daddy! daaaaa-ddy!" coming from the Living Room. I arrive to find out that K-A has soaked herself. Out comes "demon-mama" and my morning is ruined. E is following me around as I try to get K-A changed & dressed warmly, saying "can I have a Pop Tart?" How many times can you say "yes" before they stop asking?! I snap at B and send her to pick up her room. Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
But you know, writing this all is very therapeutic, because I realized as I wrote that even though this morning was a bummer, I can always just start over. I can remember yesterday and my decision that this week would be better. I can draw near to God and find strength and fresh perspective. I can take a second to enjoy the sound of Emma singing "Do you know the colors of our Rainbow" to Josiah. I don't have to wallow in my bad attitude, or the guilt of a bad morning.

2Peter1:3 His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, 4by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.

Beauty for ashes
a garment of praise
for my heaviness
Beauty for ashes
take this heart of stone
and make it Yours
- Shane & Shane

1 comment:

Marianne said...

I don't know if this is helpful, but you sound like a really great mom. I cannot imagine having all of the responsibility (and I mean that in a good way) that you do -- and I'm OLD! But really, I hope your day got better and I'm glad you can remember that it's just one morning.