Friday, March 20, 2015

One Day....


One Day....

I will have all the ingredients ahead of time and plan wonderful, fantastic foods for every special feast day, birthday, anniversary and baptism day. 
I will have sparkling clean, crisp-smelling bathrooms. 
I will have clean, vacuumed crumb-free and stain-free carpets. 
I will have sofas with nothing under the cushions but what came when they were made.
I will have quiet-close kitchen cabinets and beautiful countertops.
I will have lovely tile and laminate floors that are scuff and stain free.
I will have a clean table with a lovely centerpiece free from fear of its destruction.
I will have chairs free of milk spots and dried preserves.
I will be able to set out my nice china and crystal and use them more than 2 or 3 times a year. 
I will be able to hang my Lenox "Baby First" Christmas ornaments on the tree.
I will be able to drink all of my tea while it is still hot.
I will be able to get through all of my prayers without being interrupted.
I will not referee any bickering or quarrels. 
I will read quietly for as long as I want when I want. 
I will sit down to eat.
I will shower without interruption or company.
I will use the bathroom with the door closed.
I will eat my entire meal while it is still hot. 
I will not find dirty underwear left on the floor.
I will not find clean clothes strewn all over the floor.
I will be able to go out whenever I want.
I will be able to sit down to a meal without cutting up someone else's food. 
I will have walls without crayon or pencil marks.
I will sleep all night without anyone waking me up.

But not today. 

Today...

I will laugh at jokes that don't make any sense.
I will enjoy tickled tummies.
I will stroke tiny precious baby feet.
I will close my eyes and feel small soft hands cup my cheeks.
I will give my baby a warm bath. 
I will play blocks and build towers so someone else can knock them down. 
I will color, maybe within the lines. 
I will remove training wheels and teach someone how to ride a two-wheel bike.
I will read someone else a story. 
I will explain what a Pronoun is and go over how to measure an angle. 
I will help someone else make macaroni and cheese. 
I will braid someone else's hair.
I will help someone get dressed in clean clothes.
I will sing someone sleepy.
I will breathe in the smell of baby powder and clean diapers.
I will joyfully receive hand-made pictures and cards.
I will kiss boo boos I can't even see.
I will clean up messes I didn't make.
I will help people forgive each other.
I will melt in an amateur back rub.
I will be kissed many times over.
I will smile at beautiful faces.

And I will thank Him.

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for these thoughts. Many sacrifices in motherhood, yet so many blessings as well.

    Also, I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one whose chairs suffer from ever-recurring milk splatters!

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  2. Beautifully said! I'm thinking the speckled milk stains on the legs of my chairs gives them a unique look :)

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  3. I love this! Great reminders of what we are really doing with our lives. :)

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  4. I've been so tired lately, I needed the reminder myself.

    Christine, not at all. One day I will sit down with all the chairs and wipe them all nice and clean but... not today. :) Today, as you said Kari, they will have a unique look. lol.

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  5. Thanks everyone. :) Have a great weekend!

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