It’s already September and we’ve been working and playing our way through Kindergarten for nearly a month now!
It’s been a while since I’ve updated on our family, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share what life is like for us this fall.
The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby’s diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids’ bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner.
I’ve been here. So many days.
Our tree is up,
the lights are glowing,
Presents wrapped and
ready for the first
Candles lit and
Christ, come into
our home tonight.
Merry Christmas, readers!
Between helping with (and having kids involved in) children’s choir, teaching a preschool class on Wednesday nights, teaching piano lessons 3 out of 5 evenings, and all the holiday buzz in general, my December plate is pretty full!
Raise your hand if you love to clean your bathroom!
No one? Yeah, me neither. But alas, it must be done, right?
Stuff can so easily accumulate and clutter.
But this post isn’t about capsule wardrobes, donating to charity or living simply (all good things, though). It’s about continuously choosing joy while decluttering our minds and homes – with God’s love, through God’s love, for the love of our families.
Doing the dishes is by far my least favorite chore. Even after making a delicious, enjoyable and beautiful meal for my family, the visual stress of a pile of dirty dishes in the sink can send me completely over the edge. And worse, sometimes doing the dishes can bring out the great, dreaded “R” word — resentment.
If there were ever to be a continuous chore, it would be laundry, right? Add the clothing of any tiny humans into the mix, and your small hills of T-shirts and jeans quickly turn into mountains.
God whispered something so small … and so big… into my heart earlier this week.
That I need more of Him.