Wednesday–Ali’s Project is Showing Me Some Things

October 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm 1 comment

I think some cool things about fitting this creative project into this busy week are:

  1. It’s showing me that although there is a lot to do.  I get a lot done in a day.
  2. It’s showing me that I get to the main stuff even when I forget to make lists and look organized
  3. It’s showing me that there are parts of my day that I want to leave a different legacy for my kids and family that I’m leaving.  Nasty ole conviction
  4. It’s showing me how many special times we fit into the day, despite the bumps in the road.
  5. It’s showing me how important family is, and how much I love it, and why I am at home at this stage in our lives.  There really is a lot to do to that goes into trying to bless my family.
  6. It’s showing me that they things I think are easy…my kids don’t.  And the things my Mom has mastered, I haven’t.  We all learn from each other and walk in each other’s shoes…and I need to give more specific directions to my kids.  They really don’t know how sometimes, though it seems common sense to me.
  7. It’s showing me how good God is, and how much fun life is to live when you live it well.

Entry filed under: Everyday.

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  • 1. Merrie.  |  October 2, 2008 at 5:59 am

    Yes! Great insights that I sure did need to read this morning. I am pulled in many different NECESSARY directions. With my daughter just having had her 3rd (oldest is 2 1/2, next 1 1/2) – I am much needed with her. My husband is going through some things where he needs me… my other children are needing me in other areas… and my house is STILL not complete and settled… My frustration level is showing. I hate that – I sure don’t want to take it out on those that I love and am trying to minister to…. how DUMB is that?
    You have the ability to put it all back into perspective! Thank you!

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