In the center of all the pictures is a plaque that reads,
"Enjoy this moment...for this moment is your life."
My posts have been sparse lately. That is because I've not been on the computer as much.
Browsing decorating blogs is so much fun for me, however, it was taking up too much of my time during the day.
As I mentioned last week, I was staying up too late, sleeping in too late, and taking a nap several days a week...my schedule was too chaotic and the result was I was getting nothing done. Well, I've whipped my schedule into shape and things are going great now. Going to bed earlier, getting up earlier, drinking more water, reading more to the boys, playing outside...it's been great. The best part, I'm saving blog browsing for Friday night fun after the kiddos go to bed!
I wanted to share a thought my boss's wife, Joan Horner wrote recently. It is about Suzanna Wesley, John & Charles Wesley's Mother and gave me a lot to think about.
Susanna was disciplined. She practiced it, carefully structuring her day, making routine the order of the children's day. She was disciplined in her training of her children. She went over and over again with her children, the academic (and spiritual) lessons.
Susanna was disciplined in her own private devotional life. She was faithful in training, faithful to her husband-and faithful to God-consistent and constant. God made Susanna Wesley who she was for a purpose. God made all of us who are mothers for a high purpose. That thrills me!
Those difficult days when the babies are crying for no reason, when the 5 year old spills milk for the 19th time that day, when the pre-teen never wants to stay at home but wants to go to Susie's home. When the 16 year old calls "Mom, I hit the garage door with the car" -all of these events contribute to the purpose for which we are called. O Lord-may we remember our calling! A mother with children in her home is specially called...