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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

So many thoughts, so many interruptions....

This has been a long week, and it's only Wednesday. We've had an earthquake (which many of you know from my past is NO small thing to me....), a full week of intense potty training which is sapping my energy, and I've been prepping for homeschool to get back into full swing. I wear myself out with my vigor for new adventures, new projects, the never-ending stream of thoughts and musings over life, God, my family, and what surprises might be ahead.
I do all of this in very short segments.
I am constantly interrupted by siblings annoying each other, boo-boos that need kissing, noses that need wiping, by the joyous sense of power that a two-year old has once he has realized the mighty power the words "GO POTTY" hold over his mama, and the many times that I am beckoned with "Mommy, look, Loooookkkk!!!!". Yesterday my littlest cherub was caught chasing his older siblings with his potty seat, trying to hit them with it. It was the one minute I had run upstairs to answer the phone. Fun.
Would I trade any of the people in my life that interrupt me this continually? N.E.V.E.R.
I believe they are one of my primary missions in life. My truest riches.
But, it does make it hard to contemplate the deeper meanings of life, the love of our Holy God in it's fullest extent, and to see life beyond the moment that I am in. Or even to complete a thought or sentence.
This stage of my life has stretched me beyond the limits of what I thought possible, and I still stand at the beginning of much of it, there are many years that lie ahead. "I will lead the blind by the ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them, and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16
I am so thankful for the rich blessings that, like Easter Eggs, are hidden in the nooks and crannies of this life. Even in the rough places.... there are provisions and blessings.
By the way, I've been interrupted at least 7 times while writing this short note. And I'm being hollered for now too. And I am so thankful.
Do you see the photo I included? It is artwork created by my older two this-morning as a "Thank-you for all you do Mommy". They wouldn't let me see it until they were done. As they revealed it to me I gazed at it, amazed at what a representation of my life it truly is. Full of COLOR, full of CRAZY-ness, full of LOVE, full of so many little tiny parts that all add up to one beautiful unique creation.

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