I read a blog recently about jealousy. I have been so guilty of that. I allow myself to become jealous of others who have more money or those with family close by. They can go shopping with their sister and drop the kids off at mom's. I too see where others may look at me and think how easy I have it. We have adjusted our lives for me to be at home. We are abundantly blessed with friends that help with our children when needed and sometimes when we don't need it. What have I to be jealous of-NOTHING!!
Our Lydia received a kite as a bithday gift. Conditions were perfect yesterday! The kids wanted to fly it so we did. I thought how carefree we must look in the front yard playing. People driving home from work or picking up kids from childcare- those peope who had been stuck inside all day while we were flying a kite. Those people do not know that inside our home is ripped apart as we prepare for a trip. Clothes and suitcases are scattered. The dishwasher was full of clean dishes while the cabinet and sink held the dirty ones. The kitchen floor still had remainders of the last meal (or maybe 2)on it. The beds were not made and the living room sill had evidence of birthday festivities. Care free huh! But I had to make a choice. No, it was not a carefree day but I had to block out the distractions to enjoy some quality, memory making time with some very special people. It is a choice and sometimes we need to do the chores and sometimes we just need to go fly a kite! Hope your (and my) choices are always rewarding!