Thursday, July 29, 2010

Sow's Ear Limit

I think I should set a limit to the number of sow's ears I tackle in one day.  I definitely tried to do too much.  I bought a used (and stinky) playhouse for my daughter for her birthday.  I decided that it needed painting and it needed painting today.  Did you know it was 95 degrees in the shade today?  (I'll show some pictures soon.)  I also decided I needed to get my camera looked at and needed to make her birthday cake.  Umm, WHAT was I thinking!  I will sleep well tonight.  VERY WELL!

I'm not sure why I am working so hard for a 2 year old's birthday.  She won't remember it.  She'll just be glad to have her family around her.  I'm sure it's guilt.  Ever noticed that if you are feeling bad about your parenting or your current life situation, you overcompensate by buying or doing too much for your kids?  Of course I know that a playhouse will not make up for my shortcomings as a mom.  My other theory is that I'm an emotional mess about my baby girl turning 2.  It's easier to stay busy than to stay sane during this time.

Hmmm, maybe I'm being a little bit like Martha, huh?  I pray I can choose what is better tomorrow.  I'm going to enjoy it.  Count my blessings.  Love on my little birthday girl.  Swim in the pool with my kids.  Enjoy some time with my childhood friend.  May you choose better too!
Luke 10:38-40
 38As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. 40But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!"  41"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, 42but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her."

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