Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Random Simple Joys

There is no denying that motherhood is sometimes hard, as mothers we give up our very person, our time, our sleep, sometimes our hobbies, the peace and quiet which we used to know ;), to raise the little children God gives us.   It can be easy to sit and focus on the negative, i.e. How tired we are, the dirty house that is hard to keep up with, the endless dishes and laundry and diapers that need taken care of etc. Instead of stopping and being thankful for all the blessings and simple joys of life that are all around.  :) 

Here are just a few of the things that have brought happiness to me recently:  

Seeing my baby getting so big, and hearing his cute laugh. 

Taking part of the morning with my little ones to make a town in the dirt (complete with a library, pond, and campground). :) 

Enjoying looking through the Tea Time magazine my Mother-in-law bought for me on our last vacation. :) 

Receiving a handful of dandelions from my one year old who thought to bring them to me all by himself. :) A precious moment. 

Being greeted by warm sunshine after going outside mid morning; the dew was still on the grass and everything smelled fresh after a rain from the night before. 

Watching these two sweet girls happily "reading" books together. 

"In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." 1 Thess 5:18 

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." Gal 6:9

Thanking God for His goodness and care, and hoping you all have a lovely day! :)


Sunshine Country said...

Aww, Luke is getting so big,--sitting up on his own! :) I love the town in the dirt! I bet they all enjoyed that a lot. :) It reminds me of painting rocks while we were up there; I've been wanting to try painting another one sometime. Thanks for posting this; we all need reminders to thank God for the many blessings He has given us. It's so easy to start complaining!

Anonymous said...

What a sweet family - that first photo captured so much emotion - that is so sweet. The town in the dirt looked like fun - looks like you actually enjoy motherhood :) That's a blessing to see.