Sunday, May 20, 2007

random thoughts

Here are some random thoughts I am having this evening:

  • It's late & I should be in bed.
  • I'm feeling very good about my relationship with Kaitlyn right now...I'm beginning to enjoy her growing up, while amazingly, it makes me sad, frustrated & somewhat crazy all at the same time. (Not sure if that makes sense at all...). I'm also EXTREMELY happy that her room is CLEAN!! (Yeah, Kate!)
  • I'm really frustrated about the slowness of funds coming in towards a building, yet I have a quiet peace that God is at work and something is going to happen...
  • Luke is becoming more 'kid' and less 'baby' all the time. While I'm sad to be coming out of the baby stage of my life, I'm also finding it getting easier and more enjoyable. I know people have always told me it doesn't get 'easier' and I know, I know...bigger kids, bigger problems...but I gotta say, sleeping through the night is a beautiful thing (though I still don't always have that luxury, it happens more often than not at least) and not having to pack 5 changes of clothing and bottles and baby food whenever we go somewhere makes going anywhere much easier and more flexible. Also, knowing that I'm done having babies makes me all the more excited to hold my new little nephew or niece!!!!
  • I cannot possibly make everyone happy. I cannot make people build relationships or be accountable. I cannot make them reach out to new people. I cannot make them work out differences. I cannot make them be real with others and go below the surface. I CAN, however, lead by example.
  • I would like to really discipline myself to spend a minimum of 30 minutes per day with the Lord as opposed to a few minutes here & there and then extended periods every couple of days. Is this possible for a mom?
  • I would like to actually finish the 3 books I am currently reading and then go back to the 3 or so others I've started the past several months and finish them.
  • I wonder if people know that they can leave comments on my blog even if they don't have a blogger account, they just have to do it as 'anonymous' and then sign their name at the end of the comment... (wow, that was REALLY random!!)
  • I have so many things to do tomorrow!! I simply must go to bed...

4 comments:

Deana Watson said...

"Is this possible for a mom?"

My prayer time is in the shower...it's the only alone time I get each day. ;)

Zoanna said...

When my kids were younger, I confess I had sporadic quiet times (or let's just call it "times" and forget the "quiet" for the sake of getting real) throughout the day. I wanted it all in one chunk at the top of the morning, but I liked my sleep more. I did train them to play in their rooms or read or whatever (increasing the time, using a timer, from 5 to 20 minutes). They soon learned to like getting away by themselves, too, away from silbings to do what they wanted--play with dolls, read, play with trucks (no zooming noises allowed, no crashes, no siren sounds). It's a desire of your heart that the Lord is pleased to answer.

Zoanna said...

Oh, that quiet time I'm referring to when they played alone or read or whatever, was after I had lunch cleaned up. It sometimes meant they fell asleep on the floor for a nap, but who cares? Asleep is asleep, right?!

jessi said...

I am finding that if I tell them what I'm doing, they can manage for at least 15 minutes...this is one benefit of having Kaitlyn around during the day...she's a huge help. The 2 youngest boys take naps still, but that's usually my time to focus on school stuff that Kate needs help with.

The other day I was folding laundry and praying very quietly, under my breath. Luke started to come in my room and heard me, and to my shock, played quietly right outside the door til I stopped. He came in and said "Mommy done praying?" AMAZING! I didn't even know he knew I was praying...