Monday, March 22, 2010

Stop the Insanity!!!

This photograph pretty much sums up my day if you can imagine this as a 31 year old mama instead of a pitiful cute baby with a scrape of his forehead. There was rampant crying, weeping and gnashing of teeth. All seven of us took turns at the crying, weeping and gnashing of teeth. So that's the way some days go, sometimes lots of days in a row go that way. By God's sweet grace and the promise of bedtime to come, we get through them. I've been thinking about Ecclesiastes 3:1 and that there is a time for all things, for every purpose under heaven. Two parts grabbed my attention; a time to gain, and a time to lose, a time to keep, and a time to throw away. Over the next few days I'm going to be thinking of what God wants me to gain and what He wants me to loose. What I need to keep and what to throw away. I know there will always be a good deal of insanity around here, what else could there be with 5 (soon to be 6) kids under the age of 7 but I keep praying and trusting that I'll be able to keep up with it all and come out on the other side in relatively one piece. I hope so anyway!

7 comments:

Heather said...

OK, first, I think that you are doing AWESOME for having almost 6 children under 7. I have two kids under 7, and somedays there is the weekping, and the crying and the gnawing of teeth.

I think that reflection on what is making a positive impact in life, and what is not, is always the way to stay in a great place. Wishing you a very peaceful tomorrow.

Green Acres in the City said...

You are doing a wonderful job Mama. I only have 2 under 7 and there are days I feel just like your picture. Bless you sweetie. I love the verse, so one of my favorites.

stitching under oaks said...

you'll make it and your kids will rise up and call you blessed. aren't you glad His mercies are new every morning!? You're doing such a precious job...hang in there.

Larissa said...

You are a wonderful mama - keep doing what you're doing and take it one hour (even one minute at a time). When we have days like this I turn on dance music - with the volume set to loud - and dance and laugh and sing along until the kiddos stop screaming and fighting and join in. Sometimes i turn on music and set out some paper and pencils on the table and start to draw/doodle until the kiddos gather around and begin to draw too. Please remember to keep your mood up - so much (and so many) depends on you and that is truly overwhelming. Just remember that you are a great mama, that they kiddos are lucky to have you, and that each day brings another opportunity to listen to music - some days more than others! Hugs, Larissa

Audra said...

Thank you all for your encouragement. We mama's have to stick together! I always look forward to reading your sweet comments.

Melly said...

If only some one could take our picture when we felt like this maybe it could give us a good laugh or at least not take ourselves as seriously as do some times. I know when I feel like this usually what I need is a good laugh...Keep up the good work...We are all in this together!

Kristin said...

I'm so laughing right now. Don't hate me. ;) You know I'm right there with you. And the sesame noodles look fabulous. J's getting so big!