Thursday, December 06, 2007

M.I.A. Mom FOUND Buried Under a Pile of Laundry ;)




Sorry!! We had revival last week, and THIS week is recovery from revival week ;) I just feel soooo busy right now with Brianna's schoolwork, Anjolie's schoolwork, piano lessons, visitation responsibilities, church, and the biggest reason I have had to stay away from the computer is....AYDEN, he really needs a whole crew of people to watch him...he is BUUUUsY. Just a few days ago my cordless phone and a pair of Lily's shoes fell prey to his antics and found themselves in a deadly toilet bath. He has figured out how to *pluck* the keys off our new laptop...because it's fun to watch mommy try to figure out where they go....and Lily only encourages the entertaining mischief. *sigh* Soon enough they will be grown. I know it will go quickly, but I must say, these past 9 months have been some of THE most challenging for me. I hate yelling at the kids, and I have found myself resorting to this more often than not when they fight or create a huge mess for me while I'm making lunch or dinner. So, my number one lesson, that I have learned when training up my 4 children- that the Lord saw fit to add to my life within 4 years and 10mo ;) (that should like, be a record or something)....is to get up EARLY- well before the kids and getup and get the bulk of the days prep done. This was not possible before with a nursing baby who got up at all hours of the night. Now, they all get up at a decent time to allow me to have at least a couple of hours to myself in the morning.
So, if I want to have a normal busy day instead of a chaotic day, my morning must consist of survival prep....getting myself ready, get the kid's clothes laid out, morning chores done, dinner prep(if crock pot meal), PRAYER and Bible reading ...there is just no way around it for me. So, ...I didn't intend to ramble on so with all that, but there you have it. In a very large nutshell ;) . Life for me is very very busy at the moment. I look forward to catching up with you!!....and you are never going to believe this....the phone rang and woke up 3 out of the 4...so, I'm hittin' the ground running !!!! Note to self...turn OFF the ringer.

10 comments:

Rebekah said...

Oh, Miss Heather, I wish we were nearer so we could help, and share some of the load. I'll be praying...that you will keep your sanity (not that you'll be a perfect mom, 'cause nobody can be), that you'll do whatever He wants (and not be too stressed, because that just doesn't help anything!), that you'll have time to spend with Him, time to spend with Mr., and still raise the kids...

Glad you're back -- I was starting to worry about ya! We all love you!

Free In Christ said...

Good to hear from you. I totally understand. I love the "survival prep" talk. It is soo true with little ones. I will be praying for you.

Hugs and lots of prayers.
Melissa

Robin said...

Good to see you back!

HOPE said...

Missed ya Heather...glad to see you found time to post!
Yes, they do grow up too fast. I honestly feel like I woke up one day and five children were grown and gone! A great void came into my life. Cherish every day..hectic or calm. Take a moment to stop in EACH day...hug them, read a quick story or just tell them you love them. You will engrave these moments in your heart and they will too.
Take care...and I hope you get the laundry done so we can see you more! ;)

Cherlyn said...

You know, there are these nifty lights that you plug into your phone - instead of the phone ringing, the light flashes. Maybe this would help you. :) Glad to see you are back in the blogging world; I was wondering about and praying for you.

Heather said...

Thanks ladies :) *grinning* WHEW...today went well!!

Pam--in Jerusalem said...

Oh, Heather...you are the most patient Mom I have ever met! Don't be too hard on yourself.
I'm glad that waking up early has helped you get the upper hand on some housework; and of course gets you that much needed prayer time!

Heather said...

Ok, I am just cracking up at "In a very large nut shell", like that is a sentence. Oh boy, you ladies sure are patient with my posts which are most times devoid of any type of grammatical structure. I am sure I didn't spell that right ;) Hi Pam!...our conversations have def. helped keep me sane :).

Happymama said...

*giggle* Don't mean to laugh, but it's funny. You know, we never did have a toilet bath problem with our kids. Just so you'll know, they do make lid locks now. LOL

And the computer key story is hilarious! He's such a booger, huh?

You yell at your kids too?? I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. ;)

Love ya,
~Kristi
And thanks for praying for me, friend~

liz said...

I missed you! Glad you're semi-back. And I totally understand about busy little boys! :) They're such fun aren't they?