Do you ever have one of those days that just going to the bathroom seems like a chore? You’re so tired that you have to make yourself get up and get going? Boy, the older I get, the more of these days I have.
Life has a way of wearing you down. I bring a lot of it on myself though. Josie and Isaac both are in middle school. Both are in band. Josie plays basketball for the middle school team. Creed is in 3rd grade and has decided not to play youth football this year, which is fine with me. He loves his DS and his NOOK, which was the only thing he asked for, for his birthday, and asked for it months in advance… He loves art and loves to read. Essie is in 1st grade and does dance. She has 3 classes a week to prepare for competitions and also is cheering for 1st grade football.
All 4 kids are in the Mighty Warriors Dance/Drama team for church. (We don’t miss church for any activities. God comes first!)
Needless to say, the lives of my children keep me busy! I wouldn’t trade it for anything though. They do what they love and show God’s light while doing it.
When they are at school, on some days, I work running our church’s mission building. There is sooo much stuff to get done there, that sometimes it feels never ending, but it is so worth it.
I also enjoy watching all of my nieces when I’m needed. I like to be there for them and want them to know that I’m here for them.
Now that I have SOME of my life laid down, so that you can understand what I do, you can see why I stay tired. David has to work full time but he does help when he can. His mother passed away before he was 3 years old and his father passed away almost 9 years ago. My mother is disabled, so we don’t have the help that most people do.
More power to the single parents out there or military parents, who have to do things on their own. I’m so glad that I can share my day with my spouse on a daily basis. God blessed me with David and I could never ask for anyone better. He provides for us, loves us, and takes care of us all. He is a living example of what a husband and father are supposed to be for their families.
So, if you have parents, in-laws, etc., that are able and willing to help you in any area, don’t take it for granted. Remember that there are those out there who would love to take advantage of help easing a burden or making their load a little lighter.
Everyday, when David get home, he greets me with a kiss. Even if there may have been some tension over a disagreement and such. Which makes me so glad that I got up and brushed my teeth…