An overwhelmed mess! My heart and my home. I know that I have mentioned before that I tend to be an all or nothing person. Honestly, at this point, that is not going to cut it.
I care four days a week for a one and two year old. That is probably all I need to say. You see I am far from perfect, but I want so badly to be perfect. For things to be perfect. I have been frustrated easily this week. Bits of paper here and there from Megan's crafting. The same basket of toys being dumped and picked up time after time all day long. That pile of paper that comes back day after day. Even after I have just cleared them.
As I sat on the floor helping the boys pick up that basket of toys again! the song 7 x 70 by Chris Angus caught my attention. The line " 7 times 70 times I'll do what it takes to make it right" really struck me. My heavenly father doesn't except perfection and neither should I. He allows me time and time again , even more then 7 times 70 times, to get it right. He never gives up on me. He just expects me to keep going, keep striving to live my best life, my life for Him.
So I will keep moving forward. One day at a time, one second at a time. Getting my home in order one cabinet at a time. Keep loving the precious children in my life and encouraging them to pick up that basket of toys (or even better, not dump it in the first place!). Keep my heart and attitude in check by spending time in prayer and reading His word. Be encouraged that it may take 7 times 70 times to get it right, but that is okay.
I hope you are taking time to enjoy the simple moments!