(A rare moment when every kid is in one room at the same time!)
I am counting the days till the addition is finished, but still trying to enjoy summer before it gets away which it always seems to. I'm reminding myself that I am going to do the most basic things to make this house live-able and all the fun decorating stuff will have to wait till later when kids go back to school and I have the brain to process and ponder and make good choices. The cleaning-I can't wait to get my hands on every wall and baseboard and closet-it just seems pointless right now when they are sanding drywall. Cough, cough.
I found this quote by Rachel Jancovic and I love it:
The whole essay is here and wonderful.
Live the gospel in the things that no one sees.
Sacrifice for your children in places that only they will know about.
Put their value ahead of yours.
Grow them up in the clean air of gospel living.
Your testimony to the gospel in the little details of your life is more valuable to them than you can imagine.
If you tell them the gospel, but live to yourself, they will never believe it.
Give your life for theirs every day, joyfully.
Lay down pettiness.
Lay down fussiness.
Lay down resentment about the dishes, about the laundry, about how no one knows how hard you work.