I don't really have all that much to say, but I'm thinking that on my goals list for 2012 I should have set the goal to blog on a more regular basis and intentionally. Anyway, last weekend we had our final holiday get-together, so it's been great this week to get back into our normal routine. (Whatever 'normal' is...) Now, as I look around in our small and cozy home, I'm really wishing Mary Poppins would come and tidy things up a bit... organizing our home is an on-going issue for me, one I think I'll always struggle with. Over the last week our boys have battled colds and ear infections, our older son is all well and fine at this point, but our younger son is still working to get over it. I'm so thankful the Lord has provided us the opportunity to homeschool them, my dear husband and I would miss ever so much of their lives if we didn't.
Last night after I blessed our children and was leaving their bedroom, our younger son said, "Mom... Thank You."
I was a bit puzzled and asked, "You're welcome... but thank you for what, buddy?"
"Thank You for taking care of me when I'm having swimmer's ear."
Seriously in that moment he could have asked for just about anything and gotten it! :) I posted this on my FB page, and many of the comments were kudos to me for being a 'great mom' and so on... while I truly appreciate those comments, I know without a doubt that it is the Lord who has given this boy his grateful heart and has much less to do with my husband and me than what others would believe.
As parents my husband and I are definitely faithful... faithful in praying over our children and home, faithful in our discipline and character training of our children, faithful in educating our children... but in no way are we perfect in any of that...and I don't think the Lord wants us to be perfect parents- I think He wants us to be faithful parents. Faithful to Him and His ways. Faithful in passing down a heritage of faith to our children that they would also pass down that heritage to their children...