Friday, October 14, 2011

Oh Pintrest!

How I love you, but how you keep me from blogging when the house is quiet at last. But I so like to look at craft and recipe ideas I will probably never make. I also like to have those ideas safely tucked away in my very own cyberspace.

The wonderful glory of my life really should be blogged because it really is wonderful and glorious! My baby is heaven on earth, literally. Not figuratively, LITERALLY! She sleeps up to 13 hours at night (I'm talking consecutive hours here!), naps 3 times a day and spends her awake time smiling and laughing. HEAVEN, I tell you!

I had a harder week with the older 3. They think it's fun to make mom ask so many times it turns to a yell. Then I feel like a bad mom because I yell. Then I feel like a bad mom because I haven't raised my children well enough to obey quickly and nicely. Then I feel like a bad mom because I'm down on myself and I desperately want my children to have high self-esteem- teach by example!

In the weeks that followed the birth of my first child, I realized I had found my true calling in life. I GET IT! This is why I'm here- to be a mother. And how I love to be a mother! Oh! I love it.

Then I feel like a bad mom because I can't even be good at what I love so much...

Back to Pintrest. I found this there tonight and HAD to share because it echoes my prayers day and night

(if you can't read it, it says)
Oh give me patience when wee hands tug at me with their small demands.
And give me gentle and smiling eyes
Keep my lips from hasty replies
And let not weariness, confusion or noise obscure my vision of life's fleeting joys
So when, in years to come, my house is still-
No bitter memories its room may fill.

I feel their young lives slipping through my fingers so quickly. Will my house really be still one day? Tell me NO! Let me keep them.

Thanks Pintrest for bringing me back to earth- or should I say, HEAVEN!