Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Fun

Carter and I had a great day today. No, make that a great week. Yes, he did have his moments but overall he was such a sweet and funny boy this week. Today, Carter's friend Harvey came over and Harvey's mom. The boys had a blast. I didn't realize until today how much Carter must miss playing with kids his own age. He got plenty of stimulation while he was a daycare but he hasn't had much "friend time" lately. At least not until this week. He got to play with his over two favorite friends, Ethan and Aaron, earlier this week too. I told Theo when we move to Colorado, I will definitely have to get involved in a play group of some sort. It made him so happy to have Harvey here today. He kept putting his arm around Harvey's shoulders saying "Come on Harvey! Let's go play in Carter's room!"

After our playdate and naptime, we spent the rest of the afternoon doing this

I think the Lord must have known I needed a good week this week. I will admit, while we were in Florida, I felt completely overwhelmed with the task of being a full-time stay at home mom and the thought of starting all over with baby girl. I have never regretted that decision but it sure is hard some days. At the risk of sounding like a martyr, I often feel as if I never get a break. I have a very helpful husband who does a lot for us but I know the responsibility of caring for our family and our house lies mainly on my shoulders. I have been praying for God to give me a renewed sense of purpose regarding staying home. I have prayed that mentally/emotionally/psychologically I could have a break and just have one easy week with Carter. The Lord heard me and answered my prayers. I also read Psamls 16 and felt that those verses were leaping off the pages at me. Even though David was not talking about being a stay at home parent in this passage, it still spoke to me... "LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance". Yes, my children are definitely a delightful inheritance!

1 comment:

carol said...

Motherhood is an all consuming task but so worth every moment you invest in your children. Great is your reward!