Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August comes to a close...

This has been such a busy month... I learned how to can, experienced my first earthquake and landfalling hurricane (in the same week) and enjoyed so much time with my boys.  I didn't accomplish as much as I'd like for my business, but I will soon have time on my hands and will be able to keep busy with business stuff while my boys are down the road at school.  I will miss them greatly, but they enjoy themselves there and I will enjoy undisturbed time to work so I can focus clearly on them during non-school hours!  That is the one steady challenge during the summer months - trying to fit everything in because that's what us "perfect" mothers are supposed to do.  Well, that's quite the misconception.  Perfection is highly over-rated and unattainable by us humans!

We've been home - without leaving the house since last Wednesday afternoon and for the most part, we've had a great time together.  Scary with the tornado warnings, taxing with bouts of tummy problems for one of my little men, and grateful when a large tree came down on our fence & not on our home as Irene blew northward!  I love to gather them close and can barely believe how quickly they're growing before my eyes.  The sounds of their laughter just lifts my spirits when I feel my plate piled too high.  They are constant joys in my life - joy that we've been blessed with two smart and good-spirited children.  Perfection takes a backseat these days.  I was so very confused during the early years of motherhood - trying to have everything just so.  Life is meant to be lived, not admired from a distance.  I go to bed knowing that there's laundry in the washer, toys on the floor, and dishes needing to be unloaded from the dishwasher - but also knowing that I will wake refreshed and ready for another day of teaching my children how to care for one another and the world around them - the way our Lord teaches.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13 

Ah, I nearly forgot - earlier in the month I asked for scripture suggestions from my friends at Mary Jane's Farm Forum because I was going to paint some mugs so I could hold the Lord's words in my hands each morning.

They were a bit more expensive than I thought, so I painted two verses on each mug - one for myself  to read and one for my tablemate to read on the other side!  The inside I glazed with cafe au lait so that no tea or coffee stains would be noticed!

And now for the newest addition to my shop - Sky and Field Ripple Scarf in Acrylic


Remember tomorrow is WoodstreamDreamWednesday!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/woodstreamdream?section_id=10188743  All items in this section are marked 25% off for one week only!

Thanks for reading & have a blessed remainder to the month!

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