Mar 28, 2010

God Promises...

Today's goal....clean out the closet and use this chef hat tutorial to make Brady's day! Both goals - accomplished! I've never sewn anything quite so complicated...there were lots of steps but after I read through the entire tutorial about 5 times...it all came together and made sense. I was so super pleased with how it looked and the simplicity of the pattern ...that I had to make one for Trin too - I'd hate for squirrel girl to feel left out.
She was pleased....


Very Pleased.
I was able to whip out two of these babies (refering to the hats yall) in one kiddo nap time. For Brady's I just used white fabric because he was adament that it be that way (you know how he is) but with Trin's i was able to have a little more fun using some scrap green fabric I had and then some old flour sack material for the upper part of the hat. Hmmmm....I'm feeling some matching aprons coming on....

And this little Koala doesn't get a chef hat yet but he DID get a nice warm bath with some Dr. Bronner's lavender soap - he was delighted and smelled so very sweet.
Today has been rainy and definitely an "indoor" day so I'm glad that I used the time to make over our entire closet and do some crafting...even though the rest of my house looks like a bomb went off. So, for all of you that may think that my life is all blissful lavender cleanliness and sunshine...far from so this Sunday. Brady has had a very hard day and like I already said...the house looks like it has been blown up. Tons of dishes mounded up...crumbs on the floor. My bed still has clothes all over it that need DESPERATELY to be folded and put away....at least the closet is clean now. :)
Today has been hard for my mama's heart. Staying consistent AND loving AND patient YET firm all at once has been challenging. I'm afraid I haven't done that great of a job....I think I probably apologized at least four times to the kids.
Sometimes I'm just now sure if I'm really "getting it" - this parenthood thing. Not always...sometimes I feel like I'm doing splendidly...but then the days like today creep up and crush me physically and emotionally...mostly the latter. I'm confident though that God sees the little things I do and He rewards them. I know that every act of kindness I do...every gentle word spoken throughout the day.... He is glorified. I know that He is beside me urging me along....reminding me that this day, this hour is the most important. I need to concentrate on the here and now and stop fretting about how my kids will "turn out." They will be fine....I will be proud of them....and He will be honored. God promises....the Bible is fact. Here's what He told me...
Our children will also serve Him
Future generations will hear about the
wonders of the Lord
His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born.
They will hear about everything he has done.
- Psalm 22:30-30



2 comments:

Briana said...

I've been a mom for 17 years and I still have days(like everyday) when I wonder if I will ever get it right. I just have to remind myself that I am not perfect and no one expects me to be. I'm so glad God gave us night to rest and then we can start over with a fresh day in the morning!

Jeanie said...

Don't get discouraged Springy girl! Hang in there! You're teaching them more than you know when you end up having to apoligize. They need to see that godly authority includes humility. They will learn from seeing you grow and strive to live for your Master. Loving you!!!

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