Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I hope you are having a lovely morning! I have been tidying up my kitchen and thinking about my plans for the day. The last few days I have been ill and trying to rest. I have not been able to write much.
Last night, after a long day, I picked up Amy (15) from her dance class. While driving along, we talked about our supper plans. We were to have Fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and broccoli. I started to give out jobs for when we got home - John (13) would finish the last of the dishes, Amy was to start boiling water. I would help with the cleaning and the cooking. But Amy wouldn't let me. I was delighted when she said, "No, Mom. You are sick. You go right to bed when we get home. John and I will do everything." Such a good girl!
I have been feeling like a bit of a failure lately. Everything I want to do, or should do - I don't. I have thought about exercising all week, but never bothered. I wanted to avoid eating junk food or drinking soda, and even though I know it is terrible for me, I do it anyway. I did not read my Bible at all yesterday, nor did I do our Family worship. I seriously have to work on self-discipline, self-denial and self-sacrifice. All things concerning "me" that I'd rather not do. (smiles) I will have to try harder.
I am just about ready to have my morning tea. I would love to have a little toast and honey with it, but I don't think I can eat yet. Perhaps I will lay down for bit before really starting my day.
In a little while, I will have the children pick some flowers from the yard. We will put them in a pretty vase on the center of the table. The children will do their schoolwork. We will read some books and enjoy a peaceful afternoon. I know this will help make home more pleasant.
I can hear the sound of gospel music playing in the background - Precious Memories. Most everyone is still asleep. All is calm and quiet. As soon as I feel better, I will walk the grounds of our property and I will pray. If only I could really comprehend that life is not about me. If only I could just focus on heavenly things and not be pulled in by the excitement of activities and the world around me.
How a Godly Mother May Guide an Imperfect Family.
Very Precious -Mama's Songs.
Mothers are Heroes in Trials and Laughter.
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