Friday, March 20, 2009

Go Fly A Kite


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!

4 comments:

Melisa said...

Melanie - I loved when you said...
"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."

Thank you for sharing that sentiment with me. Sometimes it is hard for me to express how I feel and that said it exactly!

Rachel said...

Melanie, Totally agree with you about making choices and memories with our kids. It's why I was LUCKY to get to stay home with my kids. Some days we get a lot done, others we just play and let all the housework go. I want my kids to remember the good, fun times and not all the times mom made me do housework! I enjoy hearing my Sara tell me her verses as she saw God's beautiful creation the past few days. What an awesome God we serve!

hoppymomto8 said...

You are so right about choices. Life is all about choices....we make them everyday. Sounds like flying a kite was a very good choice.....something your kiddos will remember (they don't really care how clean the kitchen floor is).

Rena Gunther said...

Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing!