One of the perks of summer!
We need to keep focus on the positives! Right, felllow moms?!? :)
Anyway, Kate started to fuss this morning because she has a stuffy nose. I managed to get her out of my room without waking up Luke.(Positive thought #2!). When we got into the living room and looked at the clock, I realized it was only 5:45! So much for sleeping in! But I was hoping to get my blog written before my Happiness Project book club this morning, so it's really not so bad. And the house is quiet since only Kate and I are up so it's a good time to write.(Positive thoughts #3, 4, and 5....I'm on a roll!!!)
I'm glad it's Friday, and Jay took Monday off, so we are looking forward to a long weekend. Since I had a quiet moment I decided to open the Bible for inspiration for the day. Being the first day of summer vacation, I would like to start it off in a positive way. Hopefully, I can have patience and help to create(and maintain) a joyful atmosphere in my home.(At least for one day! I am keeping my expectations low, though, and aiming for a morning!)
So I opened the Bible and my eyes fell on a couple of verses about love. Seems appropriate as we embark on our extended opportunity for family time. We seem to have the screaming and the cranky moments down pat....but we could always use a little(sometimes a lot) more love!
"Make love your aim and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts" Corinthians 14;1
O.K., sounds like God sent me the plans for today....make love my aim! (Hopefully my aim is better than it has been in the past!) It's like target practice....although usually when I think of target practice I am imagining using a super soaker on whichever child is driving me nuts at the moment!
Well my first target...I mean child....just came walking out of his room. And the toddler is awake and calling me from my bed. Now Peter is going to see Luke and Luke is already bossing him around and Peter is already making him scream!
Isn't it great that I have so many opportunities to practice patience and love!?!
Did I mention that I know where the stash of water balloons is hidden? You know, just in case I need to practice another kind of aim at some point!
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