It’s quarter to seven in the morning and I’m halfway falling off the bed from a little boy who needed mama and a baby girl who also needed mama. Regardless of the time, I needed to journal.
Oh, if you’re wondering where my husband and other child are- they are sleeping on the couch. Not because we are fighting or mad at each other, but because he had a really nice sleep and our little girl wanted to sleep next to him. 💜
The chaos can be fun and other times it can be disastrous. We have to choose how to respond to it..
1. Do we want to Love through the Chaos, or
2. Be Bitter through the Chaos
It’s hunting season and while raising three kids is hard all by itself, life goes on and doesn’t stop for anyone.
I find myself getting bitter at the beginning of hunting season because I instantly become a single mom/widow/whatever you want to call it, but, regardless, I’m the one trying to resolve and argue with my kids who will be cleaning up the cow poop they stepped in and brought it into the house.
I find priorities being pushed back further and further.
Somehow, my husband can come home at 7:30-8pm and be exhausted from working all day on the family farm, but I’m still left to keep the house running.
Dishes can be piled up and not get clean and like our dishwasher currently that is not cleaning the dishes and leaving residue-I’m the one who is responsible for getting them done.
I’m not bitter, I just want to be better.
Ok, let’s put all that aside and look at the positives:
- My husband is not having glamorous love affairs on 9th street
- My husband isn’t selling or using drugs
- My husband surely isn’t running a small town sweat shop
- Working hard
- Helping his family
- Hunting to provide the steady flow of meat our family needs to survive
- Teaching our children life lessons that will never be taught anywhere else
The Chaos immediately turns into Love when I see my husband setting a good Godly example for our family. The Love he shares through hunting, processing, and other things they do on the farm will be passed on to our children.
The Chaos comes to a halt when he fits in hunting time together for just the two of us🦌
For now, I’m going to continue to pray that God continues to keep us together through all this chaos..I’m going to pray that God continues to show his love through my husband and our children learning life lessons that can only be taught through our Lord.
Do you find yourself and your life being Chaotic?
Share with how you handle it..I’d love to hear from you💜