Monday, July 27, 2009

Truth With Dirt On His Face


I find myself wandering around this morning trying to figure out where to start on the "to-do" list that I seem to keep making longer rather than shorter.

What's up with that?

It seems that whenever I get started one of my boys needs something, broke something, needs something cleaned up, or put together...on and on and on. Many times, at the end of the day, I wonder what the heck I even accomplished. This is mostly because I really only accomplish 5 different things....but I did each of those 5 things FIVE ZILLION TIMES.

The refereeing alone...

Sometimes it feels like I'm treading water. Going nowhere, but at least keeping my head afloat. When I stop and really look at my boys, and how much they're growing...physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually I realize that life may often feel like I'm treading water, but I'm not. It's always moving forward. I can't slow it or stop it. But I can enjoy it.

This morning after my run (yay for Mondays I LOVE 2 mile short runs) I logged onto facebook and found a link from Michelle, a bloggy-turned-facebook-friend who happens to have the opposite of me. Three girls. I think we should consider arranged marriages. Go visit her and peek at my future daughters-in-law...she has the cutest girls ;)

Want to know what my life is like? Click here. It made me happy cry this morning...because this is my life...times three :)

It's a good (& messy) life!


6 comments:

  1. We all know what you're feeling. I'm just putting on my first load of laundry at 11:23. How will I ever get all of it done? I won't.

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  2. boy do i know this feeling all to well! it's funny how i always think summer will be at a slower pace than the rest of the year, when in fact it is our busiest time!

    are those little poems not the sweetest things ever?! i could not help but think of you and those handsome boys of yours when i read it

    and i'm all for arranged marriages ;)

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  3. it's funny that you posted this today. i've had a rough weekend as a mom & just this morning i thought of you...you're ahead of me in this boy-raising business & you're surviving...you give me hope!! it's nice to know that you don't have it all together so maybe i'm not failing just because i feel like i'm losing it sometimes??? thanks for posting!!

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  4. I felt this exact way yesterday!! I get so overwhelmed b/c I feel like I got nothing done....by the time I finish cleaning a room, I turn around and someone has dropped their crackers on the floor already.

    I was actually wondering if you could give any spiritual parenting advice. I feel like I have so much I want to incorporate and make sure I'm pouring into my sons....wondering if you could give some advice or tell us how you do things?

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  5. Oh, and I'm with you on being a referee....it's neverending!

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  6. Nothing wrong with a little mess every now and then. =)

    P.S. If those girls are your future daughter-in-laws, with your boys, too, I think you will have some gorgeous grandchildren, lol!!

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