Wednesday, February 22

Flags. Valentines. Time Management

 I am so behind on updating on our personal life. Mostly because I am lazy and I haven't taken any of the videos and photos off of my phone in a while. We have also been busy with treating lice for a second time, I was down with the stomach bug again (second time in 4 weeks), We have had school parties, school programs, life group parties and Bunco. The last four weeks have FLOWN past us.

Emme has been home for a month now! CRAZY!! She is doing really great. She is picking up little phrases and learning how to put English words together. It is sweet watching her learn. We are working on connecting still. Its not a one day you pray next day everything is peachy and perfect kind of thing. We have our own challenges and we are working through them. Her and Beckham and still very much BFF! HA!

A couple weeks ago Parker's class put on a little program for their Flag Day. It was really sweet. He worked hard on remembering his line and getting it perfect. His line:
There are now 50 stars for each of the 50 states. 
I couldn't have said it better myself. He is just precious!
We also helped Parkers class celebrate valentines day. It was a lot of fun. The kids always love getting little treats from each other and you can tell that they LOVE having their moms in the class.  Here are a few little pictures from our Valentines Day.
The Valentines I made for Parker's class. 
The Valentines I made for Beckham's class. 
My sweet Little Valentines

Parker and his new buddy Jack! 
Class Party !!!

This is later that day... Emme was "Picking Lice" out of my hair. She kept digging in it and saying "Is ok is ok!" HA!!

We also started a fun new devotional a couple of weeks ago. 
It is really good! If you have children I highly recommend this devo! I have been doing the adult version for almost a year now and I LOVE it! It convicts me all the time like this day for instance... 

One morning a couple of weeks ago we all woke up late and I was frantic. If you don't know me very well I let you in on a little secret... I HATE being late. Yet we are always late to everything. Especially church. And every Sunday I sit in the car angry because we couldn't pull it together in time. Well this was a school day and I am NEVER late on a school day. It was one of those mornings where you run around trying to find the right shirt or matching sock or a pair of jeans and you open the washing machine to find them all wet. And... they have been wet sitting in the washing machine wet for 2 days!!! I sat down at the breakfast table that morning with the kids to do our daily Devo. I wasn't really being intentional at this point, I was more or less doing it because its what a good mom should do. Right?! Anyways. I opened the book up to that day and I couldn't help but laugh out loud. I even had to run into my husbands office to show him. Just 5 minutes earlier I was griping at him because we were running late and how I was so annoyed that we couldn't do ANYTHING on time and how we as a family are horrible time managers. God is so funny!

I realized after reading my kids devotional aloud, that it wasn't because I over slept that was making me and consequently all of us, crazy it was simply that I haven't been putting God first. I have been putting sleep first. SLEEP! Crazy! I had been doing really great, for a long stretch of time, getting up and having my coffee with Jesus before my day and my children's day started. But I was slipping and sleeping an extra hour was way more important. I didn't have to say it out loud for it to be true, my snoring is loud enough.  I felt so convicted because I know it is true, when you put God first in your mornings, your whole day tends to be so much better. Or at least I seem to make better decisions about things that come my way because I have invited Christ into my day by spending time with him. I am a better friend, wife and mom when I have invited Christ in. I don't panic over everything I need to get done, it just seems to get done with time to spare. He is the Ultimate Time Manager. You just have to let him be. Though most of us aren't consumed with school, homework, friends, or practice, we are consumed with laundry, meetings, grocery shopping, lunch with friends, play dates, cooking meals, hosting parties and cleaning house etc. I encourage you to stop, sit and spend time with Jesus. Invite him in. Let him be apart of your day. And get this Devotional for your kids. It will change your life! 

1 comment:

  1. I had a similar experience a few weeks ago (that I blogged). You are so right on about God having a good sense of humor. We start each morning with a girls devotional over breakfast. I love this part of our morning, but I gotta tell ya', if mama doesn't get her some Jesus before this cherished ritual, it can become rushed and simply routine. Don't you LOVE how God gives us a glimpse of what life is like when we don't commit to putting Him first and how much our cup overflows when we do!


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