Friday, June 23, 2006

Everyday Things


"...For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances." Philippians 4:11
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Every day I am so thankful to get to stay home with my girls. And, right now, while we have only one car, I am home a lot more! I am learning to be content just being at home ... not running out to pick up this or that on a whim, really having to take note of errands I need to run so that when I have the car I can make the most of my time without ruing nap and feeding schedules in the process. I am content to stay home - we have bookshelves of good things to read (both old and new for young and old), food in the fridge and freezer, a backyard to sweat play in, and air conditioning! Like Maria, I am thankful for my home this week ... my sanctuary from all the busy-ness going on otherwise. Here I can slow down, spend time with God, hang with the husband, and the list goes on. :-)

5 comments:

  1. Just when you think life is getting difficult, God comes thru and shows you more of Him. Great post!

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  2. It's good to be reminded that I "get" to stay home with my children, not that I "have" to. It really is a blessing!

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  3. This is a good one. Our society so gears us that we have to be on the run constantly. Thanks for the reminder

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  4. It is easy to forget that staying home is a blessing...even with girls as great as yours (and mine!)

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  5. We've recently just been down to 1 car too. I thought I'd go crazy being "stuck" at home all day. But actually, I've really enjoyed it. I generally get the car 1 day a week and do all my running around then. I'm usually exhausted by the end of my errand day and that has made me really appreciate being home more and not having to get out with the kids. I use to go out nearly everyday and it was costing us a fortune and not just on gas. My kids seem to think that they should get something everytime we leave the house, whether it's a toy or a soda. Staying home has really helped us stay on a budget. The day we do our errands, we leave after breakfast, hit the library then do errands like the post office, etc. We then eat lunch out (McDonalds) and then off to buy groceries (we generally stop at 1-3 stores). WE're usually back in time for the 2-1/2 year old's nap time. But gosh, it's exhausting and the kids are glad to stay home more often now. They don't even gripe about staying home now!

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