All is quiet in the house this evening…sike, just kidding.
We ran to the barn the clean out the van for our trip tomorrow to my brothers house for thanksgiving. Then the temperature dropped and drove down to the family farm to visit and see the deer being cut up (A family tradition)-just a bunch of country kiddos!
Came home and kid A is running around, kid B needs attention, and kid C is hungry, thirsty, starving, etc. (You get the picture-completely turning mom into an exhausted monster)
It’s a grilled cheese night, something that is short and sweet and gets the job done. I thought by feeding the kids dinner it may get them settled down-no! They’re even more tired and fussy. Child A is wanting a charger for the tablet, child B is asleep in all of her clothes and child C wants more sweet tea..
Overwhelmed yet by reading?!
I’m reminded of a verse in the bible this evening: 1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
After all the screaming has calmed down, bellies are full, and mom is finally in bed, I couldn’t help to remind myself just how thankful I am. I have these three beautiful and smart children requesting things before me, crying, whining, and playing, while in the midst I seem to have forgotten just how victorious I am below:
- Kids are healthy
- Kids are full
- Kids have a bed
- Kids have running water
- Kids have loving parents who want to see their children become successful.
Sometimes it’s so easy to forget the victories and remember the losses amongst the screaming, yelling, etc.
Moms, to be victorious, don’t forget to make time daily just for you and only you! Whether it would be putting the kids to bed as early as possible, taking a bath, or throwing a movie on or giving the kids a bath..The kids are victorious when mom is victorious!:)