For it is by Grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is a gift of God. Not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Monday, August 19, 2013
Messes vs. Memories
Gosh, isn't this saying so true??
I like my house to be neat and tidy,
but with three boys and one great big boy,
that sometimes can be challenging.
We have half finished projects, schooling, chores, coloring projects and there tends to be messes every time I look around another corner.
But, one thing I know for sure is that my home is making far more than messes,
it's making memories for me, my hubby and my children. I keep telling myself...
They aren't always gonna be little.
They aren't always gonna want mama to read them stories.
They aren't always gonna want to color pictures for the fridge.
They aren't always gonna have little footprints and fingerprints on the walls.
One day, they are gonna leave home and
for that I hope they carry those
sweet treasured memories with them wherever they go.
I hope and pray that when they become daddy's,
they too will create more memories with all the hidden messes.
I am so very grateful for all the things my three boys have created.
They sure do inspire me as a mama to do my very best each and every day. For they always look beyond the imperfections.
For they are my treasures that God has blessed me with. So, please excuse the mess, while my children create the memories!! Keep me as the apple of your eye: hide me in the shadow of your wings. Psalms 17:8 Blessings,