Today felt like one of those days where 72 hours was crammed into 24 hours making it a very full day. What did I do? Nothing, but remain at home most of the day. I have learned that child rearing is not for the faint of heart, and it is by far much harder than any full time job I have ever had!
I always thought I would be the type of Mother, who would sit around all day reading Nursery Rhymes to my children. I would always be patient, kind,you know "practically perfect" in every way... exactly like Mary Poppins:) Ha. I am none of what I thought I would be! I have to pray for daily patience and I often have to go back to Tyler and apologize for how quick I was or how strongly I came across. I am as far from perfect as you can get!
Today was one of those days...I felt like I was after my two little guys all day long...Zachy don't touch that, Tyler don't push on your brother, Tyler, get your fingers out of Zachy' mouth, but Mommy I was just checking his "toofers". Zachy doesn't want you checking his teeth. and on and on it went. Sometimes I think of the Mother's who spend time doing crafts with their children or letting them cook or building forts or....you get my drift. I know Satan likes to come in on days like today and fight making me feel like the worst Mom out there.
Tonight I feel like God came close to me and reminded me of what really matters at the end of the day. Will it matter in the light of eternity if I didn't spend time making crafts with my boys or letting them cook or build forts wth them? No, the most important thing is that I show them Christ. That I teach them that the most important thing in life is making it to Heaven.
Tomorrow is a new day, and I am going to step into it thanking God for the blessings He has bestowed on me in the forms of Tyler and Zachary. And, I'm going to strive to show the love of Christ to my boy's.....and who knows, we might even build a fort:)