Tuesday, August 09, 2011

1000 Gifts #387

#387. That God gives me opportunities all day long (and everywhere I look!) to see how very blessed I am to have a house full of children...a family of my own, to love and serve.

(note the Nerf darts on the ceiling!)

(dirty dishes left on the table)

(craft items and books left in the wrong place)

(laundry to be put away..always laundry and more laundry)

(legos-aka 'deadly toys for your feet'-all over the carpet in the living room)

"..The world I live in is loud and blurring and toilets plug and I get speeding tickets and the dog gets sick all over the back step and I forget everything and these six kids lean hard into me all day to teach and raise and lead and I fail hard and there are real souls that are at stake and how long do I really have to figure out how to live full of grace, full of joy-before these six beautiful children fly the coop and my mothering days fold up quiet? How do you open the eyes to see how to take the daily, domestic, workday vortex and invert it into the dome of an everyday cathedral?.." (Anne Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts)

1 comment:

Heidi... said...

Love this cuz it's ooh so true.. in my world!!