Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Inconvenience or blessing

" You are not managing an inconvenience but raising a human being."
by: Kittie Frantz

On a daily basis, I have to remind myself....

"I am not managing an inconvenience but raising a human being."

Does that sound as harsh to you as it does to me?

 Of course I love my children more than I can ever imagine loving anything else. There's no other love like it.

But even though that is a fact, I find myself much too often wishing I could "have a minute of peace." Or " just a second to myself".  

I am a task-oriented, get the job done, organized, don't throw a kink in my plans kind of fool. Children do NOT fit that description in any shape, form, or fashion!

And even though I remind this "I'm busy, got to get it done, no time for play, I'm on a schedule" OCD self of that, I still fail. Miserably.

Grace, Grace. God's Grace. Grace that is greater than all our sins.

Thankfully, God gives me chance after chance. And when I take hold of those chances, the rewards are sweet. Sweet. Sweet.

I get to........

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build bridges out of pillows and see how far we can jump......

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read stories......

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of none other than heavy equipment........

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then attend an auction.......

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and then go to the car sale........

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managed by Buzz and Woody......in all shapes and sizes.......

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have a little picnic......

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and by all means, let's be a "real" man.......

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hang out with Bo, the fox look-a-like.......

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then race him up......

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and down the driveway......

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admire the blue skies......

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lounge around......

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hang around......

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then sleeping beauty arises from her slumber and joins us......

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check the mail.....

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make time for a meltdown.......

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then some pickin'......

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then some lovin'.......

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take a wild ride......

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enjoy the ride together.......

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smile for mama.......

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chill out......

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I'm not sure......

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not sure again.......

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check out our one and only rotten tomato.......

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wave to the neighbors.......

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And at the end of these days, I am reminded.....

these precious ones are a "priority blessing", not an inconvenience.


2 comments:

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Cuties!!! And no, that quote doesn't sound harsh. Especially after the day I had. ;)

Amy said...

Oh my goodness Beth I love this post!!! John Luke and Allie Beth are so precious!! I love how she can hold a baby, bottle and brush all in one hand! Too cute! And I can so relate sometimes with just wanting some time to myself or getting the floor swept just real quick. I can so relate!:)