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I’ve been busy this morning….although it may not seem like it should you walk into my house right now. The “work” I do doesn’t always show. Frustrating as it is, so goes the life of a Mom.

For a mere 5 minutes, while I was out of sight from my busy boy this morning, he got into a kitchen drawer and found, what I discovered later to be, an ink pen. Just when I thought things like this had all been put away, he manages to find something else! I know you can’t relate to such behavior in your house….ha ha!

Are you following me? If you are, then you know what my work today consisted of: Scrubbing blue pen ink off his bedroom door and walls. Good news is, the research I did to determine what removes said ink, worked fabulously…paint color and all! That aside, my “Little” was proud of his “artwork”. “LOOK, Mommy!” he proudly exclaimed.

These are the moments. Moments I’ll one day reflect upon….. and laugh. As a matter of fact, my son will most likely be the one to remind me of such moments when his naughtiness caused me unnecessary toil and aggravation.

You see, his childhood will be full of these moments. Good, bad and ugly is all part of raising a child. I don’t want to waste my time and energy feeling or being angry. I don’t want that to be a memory forever engrained in my son’s head, “My Mommy was always angry and yelling at me about something.

So for today, I’m asking God to tame my frustration and irritation over the matter. In the grand scheme of things, it was only a little ink on the wall and easily remedied. The earth won’t stop spinning over it….neither should I. After all, there are much, much, MUCH more serious things worthy of my energy. As Scarlett O’Hara of one of my all-time favorite movies would say, “Tomorrow is another day!”

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:34, NIV)

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” (the Message)

Writing on the Wall

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  1. Love your post! I hope my kids don’t remember the mean mommy moments. That’s such a great motivation to ensure good memories. I also like your point that we shouldn’t waste energy on being angry! My energy is spaced out enough between 5 kids. I want to give good energy and good memories they’ll remember 🙂 thank for a nice motivational post!

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  2. About 10-11 years ago, MacKenzie went through this phase for a loooong time and I would get so frustrated with her! She finally grew out of it. Then one day months later I was sitting at my make up mirror when I happened to notice that she had written my name on the wall in teeny tiny handwriting way back in the corner. I burst out laughing because my strong willed little stinker managed to get the last say in the matter. I never cleaned it off and it still makes me smile when I see it.

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