One September Day

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Crazy Like That...

Yep.. It came to me tonight.. that there are a lot of things in a woman's life that are Crazy Like That:

Mornings:  Waking to a new day of responsibility, chores, noise, errands, cooking, hormones, phone calls, exhasution...
 and yet -
Mornings: Waking to a new day of privileges, accomplishments, blessings, gifts of helpers, (hormones,) advice, and another day to rest my head next to my husbands.

Crazy Like That.

Children - Hearing the noise before our eyes our opened, Cries in the night for water or potty, Diaper changes (for the nine children after 18 years,, 2 years a piece)...Dr.'s visits, breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas for a big family, runny noses, tieing shoelaces all day, nap time struggles, spilled milk, homeschooling, whining, correcting, kissing boo-boo's, brushing out the tangled curls, finding missing shoes and socks, packing the diaper bag, lotion on dry skin, listening to piano, vioilin and flute three times a day - times 4 children... and more.

and yet,

Children - Whispers in my ear of love to Mommy before my eyes are opened.. hearing whispers in the hall about letting mommy sleep longer today because she is tired,,, snuggles and hands around the neck - needing me when they are sick in the night...Graduation of diapers to potty training, knowing my child doesn't visit the Dr. for a serious illness and the thankfulness that comes with that thought,,, Nap time - free time to pray, happy to see they are learning to clean up their own spills, Homeschooling, opportunities to teach through bad behavior, kissing boo-boo's, seeing the curls turn beautiful again after some TLC,  playing / tickling their little toes as we put another sock and shoe on...knowing that we are the ones who care for their dry skin, and they will someday remember that, listening to the gifts of music God has given them, and enjoying it even more...

Crazy Like That.
Life as a mom - can be so.. Crazy Like That.
And Oh - How I Love It!!


  • At January 27, 2010 at 11:27 PM , Anonymous Linda Congdon said...

    What a joy to be Crazy like that. We have our wonderful Lord to thank for all of it. Hugs to you and your family September.

  • At January 27, 2010 at 11:50 PM , Blogger lilyofHis said...

    ohhh the memories of all that you speak of, only times memories of my life! Wouldn't change it for the world. Now it's different, quieter, a certain longing for MORE children, then....soon ...grandchildren, and life goes on and life!!!

  • At January 28, 2010 at 8:29 AM , Blogger Karen said...

    Thanks for sharing this, helps to see everything in the right perpective!


  • At January 28, 2010 at 1:22 PM , Blogger Angela said...

    This is a good reminder to me that I need to make sure I'm enjoying every little moment of motherhood. Thanks!


  • At January 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    Great perspective!!!

  • At January 28, 2010 at 9:48 PM , Anonymous Nicole said...

    My mornings with the kids are terrible. I have 5 kids under 5.
    Afternoons are better because they take nap and evenings go crazy again because daddy gets home. So I love bedtime!!!!

  • At January 28, 2010 at 10:12 PM , Anonymous Nicole said...

    I would like to introduce myself.
    Hi, I am Nicole J. and I have a great and helpful hubby named Preston and I have 5 kids under 5.
    I have 2 sets of twins. I have twin boys that are 4 and their names are Jacob and Matthew and 2 year old twin girls named Ava and Ella. I struggled with infertilty
    for 5 years and decided to get some help. After I had Jacob and Matthew we decided to try again and got pregnant with Ava and Ella.
    Now they are here but January 7th, 2010 I had our final and last baby. Her name is Kaylee Isabelle. She was pretty small weighing in at 5lbs 1oz and was in the hospital for 10 days. She is such a joy. So you met my family and I.
    Sorry I had a lot to say but I hope to get ideas and learn here.


  • At January 29, 2010 at 8:10 AM , Blogger busymomof10 said...

    Thanks for the perspective! So True -- all of it! Your children are blessed to have a Crazy Mom like YOU! :)


  • At January 31, 2010 at 2:08 PM , Blogger Holly said...

    Life as a mommy can be so crazy but it is a blessed life!


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