Monday, July 30, 2012
oh these kids
they are a delight. a joy to observe. i love joining them on adventures, sitting quietly for tea parties, answering wondering questions. all of it.
i do. i love all of it. and why do i miss out on it so often?
because of my own perspective/stubbornness/attitude, etc.
now there are going to be days where i need to be me. just me. a little space from the house, the parenting, the constantly being needed. and i think that's completely okay.
but i'm missing good things right in front of me sometimes. things i could enjoy. things we could enjoy. instead, i stick my feet deeper in the mud i'm in and declare that i'm not moving. not surrendering to a Spirit Who brings better.
i know that my Savior has given good gifts. i want to have my eyes open to them. i want to be moved. do i really enjoy standing firm in my muck of crabby? yeah, no. but in the moment i so often feel it is the only option. everything outside of myself needs to change. the problem could not possibly rest in my clenched fists and slanted eyes.
i know He has more. i know He will help me in the surrender. in the giving of the days and the moments- my heart and my attitude.
so glad He takes it all and does such better work with it all.
happy monday, friends. welcome to more good.
photo credit for this post: Mindy Bursch