S is 3 month old TODAY!

So…my friend and I often talk about how sometimes we get in the rut of “herding” or “cow-poking” our family around with all our plans and agendas.  These are things that vary from feeding everyone, house maintenance, schooling, work of sewing, appts, fun times ,etc etc.   I always wanted to be one of those moms  that really enjoyed their kids and had fun with them. The fact is, we do have responsibilities and things we have to do, to make it all work.  For me, it’s finding balance and NOT getting crabby and rude,   when I’d really like to stop and play a game or read a book whenever they ask.    They have to learn we can’t always do the fun things.  I also take comfort in how my parents raised me.  My Dad and Mom both worked hard (and still do).  We also had a lot of laughter and fun, when working or playing together.  My parents also made it a priority to fellowship with family and friends.  (One thing I love that they do now, is game day with my Uncles and Aunts. I would love to be able to do that with my brother and sister when we were older  🙂 )   It also reminds me that the simple things are best.  Smiling at our children, enjoying them, laughing and loving go along way.   Playing  a game for a few minutes in a busy day can bring us all back to unity.  Anyway, I’m getting things done today, they have chores to get done, and they have gotten to have fun playing in the pool, badminton, and fence painting. Take time to smile (with your eyes, too) at your loved ones today!

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Hebrews 12:1-3