I have found the most beautiful blog! The pictures and loving portrayal of family life are so enticing. Makes me want to go knead bread or something.
No wait. I did that. :)
It also made me want to post more pictures though, and pay more attention to the lovely things that go on here all day long. Unfortunately the "port" thingy that is used to download the pictures from the chip is malfunctioning. I guess I will have to buy another. :( So the pictures I took of gardening day will have to wait.
Often I am tempted to overlook what is beautiful and sweet in my life. I am tempted to see the mess instead of the creativity behind it, the argument instead of the opportunity for teaching, the cost instead of the benifit, the time involved and work instead of the fruit. Children are a lot of work. Meals are a lot of work. For that matter, husbands are a lot of work. Boys are work and noise! I try to be cheery, to discipline my attitudes, to put energy into sowing the seeds of good fruits. But often I come up short, grumble, get weary. I guess I'm still learning.
Often when people find out I have a blog it almost sounds like they equate it to writing tabloids. But I really do feel that I get good encouragement from blogs written by moms just like me-that we can encourage each other to keep up the good fight. I love to see pictures of your children, read what you're making for dinner, what you're reading, maybe struggling with today. It makes life at home so much less isolating. We're in it together, though many of us are far apart.
So, say a prayer for me today, and I'll say one for you!