Monday, July 27, 2009

Truth With Dirt On His Face

I find myself wandering around this morning trying to figure out where to start on the "to-do" list that I seem to keep making longer rather than shorter.

What's up with that?

It seems that whenever I get started one of my boys needs something, broke something, needs something cleaned up, or put together...on and on and on. Many times, at the end of the day, I wonder what the heck I even accomplished. This is mostly because I really only accomplish 5 different things....but I did each of those 5 things FIVE ZILLION TIMES.

The refereeing alone...

Sometimes it feels like I'm treading water. Going nowhere, but at least keeping my head afloat. When I stop and really look at my boys, and how much they're growing...physically, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually I realize that life may often feel like I'm treading water, but I'm not. It's always moving forward. I can't slow it or stop it. But I can enjoy it.

This morning after my run (yay for Mondays I LOVE 2 mile short runs) I logged onto facebook and found a link from Michelle, a bloggy-turned-facebook-friend who happens to have the opposite of me. Three girls. I think we should consider arranged marriages. Go visit her and peek at my future daughters-in-law...she has the cutest girls ;)

Want to know what my life is like? Click here. It made me happy cry this morning...because this is my life...times three :)

It's a good (& messy) life!


  1. We all know what you're feeling. I'm just putting on my first load of laundry at 11:23. How will I ever get all of it done? I won't.

  2. boy do i know this feeling all to well! it's funny how i always think summer will be at a slower pace than the rest of the year, when in fact it is our busiest time!

    are those little poems not the sweetest things ever?! i could not help but think of you and those handsome boys of yours when i read it

    and i'm all for arranged marriages ;)

  3. it's funny that you posted this today. i've had a rough weekend as a mom & just this morning i thought of're ahead of me in this boy-raising business & you're give me hope!! it's nice to know that you don't have it all together so maybe i'm not failing just because i feel like i'm losing it sometimes??? thanks for posting!!

  4. I felt this exact way yesterday!! I get so overwhelmed b/c I feel like I got nothing the time I finish cleaning a room, I turn around and someone has dropped their crackers on the floor already.

    I was actually wondering if you could give any spiritual parenting advice. I feel like I have so much I want to incorporate and make sure I'm pouring into my sons....wondering if you could give some advice or tell us how you do things?

  5. Oh, and I'm with you on being a's neverending!

  6. Nothing wrong with a little mess every now and then. =)

    P.S. If those girls are your future daughter-in-laws, with your boys, too, I think you will have some gorgeous grandchildren, lol!!


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