Sadly, so many of my days are spent choosing to see the messes, headaches and craziness that comes along with four children. Instead of taking the time to remember to choose JOY!
It is so much easier to focus on all of the stuff that happens and not to be thankful for the precious lives that have been entrusted to me.
Life is crazy and hard, but at the end of the day I have never been promised anything better, but one thing that I can cling to is that the Joy of the Lord is my Strength! And boy, do I need some strength! He is bigger then the spills and bigger then the loads of laundry waiting to be done, and He is worthy of all of my praise.
I am so reminded in precious Harper that my life is so full of blessings and so full of love and ultimately that is a lot to be joyful about!
One day all of the messes will be gone and the sounds of toys banging on the wall will be quiet and I will long for the simple joys of kids playing mom and dad in the background. The dishes will be all put away and my mouthguard will be exactly where I put it last...
The bath tub will not be filled with barbies and bowls and spidermans...
So, today I am choosing joy no matter what is going on around me,
because life is good and full and fun!