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




Ceil said...

Hi Amy! Now you KNOW I love this post! I feel the same way. Your children need you now, and that's the most important thing you can do.

Vacuum later! Legos now! LOL!

Happy Monday, my friend :)

lizzy said...

As I am typing this note to you, I look around my home and see piles of half finished clean folded laundry, toys, shoes, cats, dishes and the list goes on and on and now I am smiling instead of dreading! What a wonderful encourager you are!!! I LOVE YOU!!! :)

Our Summer has been good, a little hot which makes me very eager to enter into the Fall! I loved getting to hear a little about your visit with Marie, I can't wait for my turn :)

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Momma of Memory Makers!
You are doing the most important job in the world. Raising our Grandsons to be world changers. And so I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Blessings, Roxy

Marie said...

Lol Amy, you sure did take a load off of my burdened soul. You are right and so wise! Right now I am in the middle of a huge pile of toys I am sorting through and organizing. Trying to keep a cozy atmosphere for the boys to stay and play in.

Love you so much!


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