I was thinking that since today is not a homeschooling day I should take the opportunity to really clean the house. The K12 computer I received got a virus and was wiped completely clean. Thankfully they are sending a repair disk since the computer was supposed to be protected from viruses. In the meantime, we have been working on only one computer and that can be tough with 4 kids that have to share it. Because I've had so little time for cleaning the house is beginning to look like Hurricane Messy Kids came through. We do our chores daily but somehow it just got more and more backed up.
|Kyle turned 8!|
|My dad with Kyle and Caleb|
"Offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually" (Hebrews 13:15)
I am in the process of learning that it's easy to praise God when everything is going our way. Not so easy when we are overwhelmed, disappointed, or frustrated about a situation. It's amazing how a quick prayer thanking God right in an overwhelming moment can change the attitude in my heart and mind.
Here is something I printed out this week and pinned on my wall at home to read. I think you will like it too! :D
If I live in a house of spotless beauty with everything in its place,
but have not love- I am a housekeeper\, not a homemaker.
If i have time for waxing, polishing, and decorative achievements,
but have not love-my children learn of cleanliness, not godliness.
Love leaves the dust in search of a child's laugh.
Love smiles at the tiny fingerprints on a newly cleaned window.
Love wipes away the tears before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it wipes up the spilled milk.
Love picks up the child before it picks up the toys.
Love is present through trials.
Love reprimands, reproves, and is responsive.
As a mother there is much I must teach my child,
but the greatest of all is....LOVE.