I know it's not January 1st where most people start their New Year's Resolution, but for me today I am going to start changing some things. First I decided to change my blogs template. It needed a change. It needed to freshen up a bit... :)
This is how I am feeling in a lot of areas right now. Having two kids is much harder than I thought it would be. Those of you with three, four or more are probably laughing about now. Don't get me wrong, I am one of those people that wants to have a house full of kids but for some reason adding Jeremiah has been hard. Perhaps all the transitions have made it much harder. Let's see we moved to Oregon (first big move EVER for both of us), we added to our family through adoption, bought a house and moved yet again all in 8 months. Hmmm...Just writing that out makes me realize even more how crazy our life has been!! :D
So it's time to stop whining,
time to pick up my boots and get movin'. Enough lazy mornings, no more excuses, I have to get organized and start making each day count. Alright maybe I will allow one or two lazy mornings. ;)
I want to be used by the Lord...I want to see my days have purpose and although I know there is purpose in laundry, cleaning, meals, and wiping poopy bottoms
I want to know I accomplished more than that. I want to know I helped a stranger, encouraged a friend, and had time with my Savior each day.
So today I am eager to be used by God...I know I can't do it all
and I WILL fail in my attempt at becoming the World's Best Mom, Friend, Wife, Sister, Daughter, Servant, and well...Human! :)
However I know that if I choose to give Jesus my days I will be used by Him.
"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master's business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit—fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This is my command: Love each other."
I do so love taking care of my family...that is my biggest job and I love it! :D
Fourth of July pictures below...