I have no doubt that God has called me to be a wife to Derek and a mom to Marie, Jack, and the future kids He blesses us with. But sometimes figuring out what that looks like day to day is complicated.
When do I leave the mess and spend time with my babies?
When do I leave the babies to play by themselves and tackle the mess?
How long should Marie have to wait for Derek and me to catch up on our day?
The past couple weeks have been rough as mentioned in the last post. Rough days/weeks always translate into a messy house. Always. I keep putting off the cleaning, justifying it with the need to spend time with my kids and my husband. I kept wrestling with whether or not it's really all that important to spend time cleaning. God would rather me invest in the lives of my kids, spend time in His Word, provide for my family.
Then I came across this 3x5 card Derek had tucked away in his Bible that had three reasons why he appreciated me. I only remember the 1st - that I keep the house clean and together for him.
So I finally caught up with the dishes.
Keeping up with the house chores is an important part of my calling.
Another important part is obviously my Baby Girl. I love that kid. so. much.
She's having a little more patience with crafting so I've been trying to be all over that. I love the look on her face when I ask her if she wants to make something with mommy. I wish I could capture a picture of it. She loves hanging out with mommy.
I. Love. That. Kid. So. Much.
We made this for her Sunday evening Sunday School teacher. She's Marie's favorite teacher.
She's colored several more that are hanging in the kitchen. These and the snowflakes Derek cut out of paper and hung from the livingroom celiing are our only Christmas decor this year. Makes me sad. But my Mother-in-law always has beautiful decor so I should get my fill while we're there!
I've also got chocolate covered pretzels in Marie and my before-Christmas agenda. I love being a mom.
I love being a wife.
I love my calling.