The giggling child says, “knock, knock!”
The always smiling, never-annoyed-with-the-same-joke mother says, “Who’s there?”
Child smiling so big you can almost not make out what they are saying but have heard the joke 1 zillion times aleady so you just know they are saying :gasp:, “Interrupting cow!”
Mother very slowly responds in order to give excited child enough room to inturrupt, “In-ter-rup-…”
Child SCREAMS, “MOOO! haha! I interrupted you!”
And we all have an ironic laugh. It’s actually really cute but here’s my point.
This is the story of my life. I have plans, things I want to pursue, fears I want to overcome and I can’t. Right now there isn’t a dry nose or a clear throat or a restful nights sleep. Quite the opposite, actually and I feel like I’m being interrupted and I Lisa Frank-ly (just for a smile) don’t like it! I get anxious and think that my dreams are going to slip through my fingers and I’ll never have a clean house for more than 5 hours (while they sleep) and I…ugh.
But then I realize I have friends who come over to my disaster of a house and sit and do life with me. They hang out with me and love on my kids and I just need to not be tempted to say, “I’m so sorry about the mess…I don’t have time.” because it’s crazy over here ya’ll!
I must cling to Jesus and the blessings in my life because they are here right now, in the midst of this beautiful chaos. When I get to a place in life where my house is clean and I have time to do all the many things I want without interruptions, that’s the same time my children will be grown and moved out and I can say this with confidence, “I’m not ready for that! I want my babies here!”
I’ll blog more again…right now I just have to clean, clean, clean I miss you blog, I won’t be gone foreverrrr….
A song on my heart by Kari Jobe.