But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you…
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:31&34
My heart is here, with my children, as they laugh and talk and play together in the desert.
I feel so blessed that this is my treasure.
It seems fitting today that Allan shares this chapter (12) in Luke with me since I’ve been making an effort to use my days wisely. And to treasure all this time I get with my children. They’re growing up so fast.
Any time I stop and *look* at them I’m shocked at how big they’re getting. I dread the day when they leave home. As chaotic as it is with three little kids, I really do love being with them all day.
It gets hard for me to enjoy being a mom when the workload is heavy and I have little help. Things can get stressful and I can feel unappreciated. There are times when I feel like no one in this world cares about what I do.
There is a chapter in Proverbs. Chapter 31: the poverbs woman.
I read it often. It talks about a virtuous woman, what it means to be virtuous and how valuable that type of woman is. She works hard for her family. She loves the Lord. She is always kind.
And the end I particularly like:
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
Give her the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
I have no need of Earthly recognition and thanks. The work I do as a wife and mother is appreciated by the only one who matters, the Lord.
That is enough. And that is what I need to cling to when I feel like nobody understands me or cares about what I’m doing.
I had some errands to run yesterday. I went to the post office, to the blood lab and to best buy.
My best friend has swine flu and was feeling bored so I got season 4 of Lost for her. When I dropped it off she told me that nearby was a beautiful trail. I hadn’t been there before so off I went with my kids to check it out.
I really love where I live. I love that a relatively short drive in any direction can take you to new, beautiful places.
I find it endlessly amusing that my children are being raised in a desert climate.
I was raised with wet and cold while they’re being raised with dry and hot.
There are times, like during this mini hike, that my kids are so loving to each other that I feel like my heart is going to burst.
A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34
This child, my Sierra, is the most cheerful, sweet, and loving little girl.
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine. Proverbs 17:22
That sums up little Sierra. A merry heart.
I asked Brooklyn again to take some pictures of me and Payson. Now I need some pictures of me with my girls.
Payson can be a really demanding little boy. He can drive me crazy with his clinginess and his screaming and crying and whining.
But he brings me so much joy. Pure, I feel like laughing I’m so happy, joy.
He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord. Psalms 113:9
He’s sitting on my lap driving his toy car across my desk as I type this. Kicking his feet happily.
And within seconds is screaming because I took my computer mouse away. lol!
Taken just now:
I’m trying to make an effort to take more pictures of Brooklyn and Sierra together. They’re so cute when they’re getting along.
It’s too bad this little boy doesn’t have a brother.
Too bad indeed.