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.
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!!