Monday, August 23, 2010
Real Life Sunday (Posted on Monday)
My house is a wreck. I've ALMOST given up on all of it being clean at the same time. I was telling my husband last night that at least once a day the whole house looks pretty good...and it last for a split second before someone pulls out 5 or 10 books...or spills some juice...or...or...or.... but as I stood in my terribly messy kitchen, washing dishes, trying to get it clean enough to mess up again by fixing dinner I was reminded of something I read a while back on Money Saving Mom and I started thinking about what all the messes in our house MEAN.
For instance, the dirty dishes and messy kitchen mean that our family has gathered together and had plenty to eat.
The books littered all over every room in the house mean that learning is taking place (by ALL of us!)
The toys mean that God has blessed us with three amazing children who are able to play and enjoy in a safe environment surrounded by their parents and sibling who love them.
The material all over the playing/sewing room floor are a sign of all the business that God has blessed me with so that I might contribute to our family finances and also buy some "extras."
All in all...when I look at it this way, the mess isn't so overwhelming, or depressing for that matter. Instead each mess reminds me of a reason to praise my awesome God!