My Days

This week’s dream assignment {<<linked with Holley!} was to blog about “a day in the life” and how God shows up in that.

So, here’s the run down: get up, make breakfast for the boys, get them off to school, explain to Jacob ANY change in schedule, go to work, go pick up Jacob, get snacks, throw a load of clothes in the washer, think about dinner, make sure the boys are doing their homework, start dinner (or send Sean the “dinner out?” text), eat, clean up, hope for an email from the adoption agency, throw the clothes in the dryer, run to OT or ball practice, come back home, give the boys the countdown til bedtime speech, make sure they bathe (on a good day!), watch TV, get the boys ready for bed, make sure Jacob is prepped for the next day, bedtime. I usually stay up a bit later with or without Sean and watch TV/get on the computer/iron clothes.  That’s pretty much it for weekdays.  Is it tiring? Um, yeah.  Would I trade it for anything else? Not a chance.  How does this have anything to do with my big dreams? The best job in the world for me is being a mom.  I love doing “kid stuff” that wears me out. I love being tired from running around like a crazy woman.  I heard someone say that while they’re making their child’s lunch for school, instead of just throwing it in the bag and checking one more item off of their to do list, they take a minute to be thankful for their children. So that’s what I do.  Being a mama is what I love the most! Advocating for children who need a mama is a close second. I love what families stand for—everyone needs one!

I don’t believe that God blesses perfection, I believe he blesses. Period.  I’m thankful that God doesn’t expect me to follow a bunch of rules.  He knows I can’t.

35 Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying, 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”

37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

And that’s what I want my children to know.

The Holidays Are Here

I am decorating my tree tonight.  I have not gotten very far BUT I did make a bow! I’m so proud of myself.  It’s looking festive on the door as we speak.

I have about 3 gifts bought. I tend to procrastinate.  I guess I always will because I am almost 40…

I truly wish you could hear Jacob reciting his Christmas wish list.  It’s quite long. Caleb’s is shorter, but way more expensive. We also feel like we should be buying for Julianna.  I know….we really shouldn’t.  But I know I will.  I just can’t help it! I haven’t bought many clothes, but I must confess that I’ve gotten a little carried away with bows.  What if she’s not a bow girl!!? I wasn’t. Oh well…I’ll put them on her for a little while and just hope she doesn’t rip them off.  But, I do remember them taking her headband off at the orphanage before we walked outside.  Hhmmm…..

I told a friend that I need to wear a “I’m adopting!” shirt so people know why I’m half crazy.  It will all be okay, though. Just six months or so, right?? That’s not long.  (yes it is)

If you have any idea why both of my loaves of banana bread fell AND my brownies would never get done, please share.  It was raining yesterday, does that matter??

Okay, back to the tree. If it turns out great, I may post a picture.  Maybe.