My Everyday Mess and Blessing

Monday, January 23, 2012

These are two favorite books of my three years old:

He 'read' these books so often that he know exactly where is the humpback whale, bull frog, hippo, etc...

A peek into my washing machine. Bottles and baby toys occupies the top rack most of the time:

These medicines has been staying on our kitchen counter these past two weeks. Thankful that we're now healthy and I can put this away.

One day I put Wesley on the potty then went to rinse the dishes in the kitchen. When I came back I found him chewing Mr. Station Guard. Poor guy:

I read one day Ruth Bell Graham kept her Bible open at home for constant meditation. I want that but somehow my kitchen counter always full with other stuff. One day I accidentally spilled one of the cough medicine, which made me have to clean and rearrange our counter. I wasn't happy at that time but guess what I found at the end: a spot where my Bible can be opened at any times:

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” Hudson Taylor 

A friend of mine once e-mail me: asking how do you do it? cooking and baking everyday; keeping the house clean and orderly, and so on
My reply, "You don't see everything." My house is not always clean and tidy; sometimes I don't get out of my pajamas all days, and there are days I don't feel like cooking and baking. 

I love orchids

But somehow I never manage to keep it alive
My kitchen table is a mess most of the time; at least 5 times a day when during meals and snacks times:

And sometimes this is what our living room looks like though we almost always manage to get it clean seconds before daddy got home:
Sometimes, my recipe trial turned out to be a disaster:

MoneySavingMom shared this post last week:…Never forget that what you see on the screen is not the whole picture.
Never forget that the people behind the blogs are, well, people…with unorganized cupboards, unmanaged time schedules, cranky children, painful stories, crafty train wrecks, struggling marriages, unpaid bills and burnt meat loaf. (Those are the examples I use, because those have all been me behind the scenes.)
Never forget that their story and their journey and their choices apply to them, not to you.
You are who you are for a reason. You are where you are a for a reason. Don’t do what I do and beat yourself up for not being where someone else is. It’s a colossal waste of time.
Appreciate everyone else’s outside, but embrace your inside. (Read the full post here)

1 comment:

  1. Hands down to every Mom in the world. BTW, thanks for sharing. I'd try the open bible so everyone in the house could have time reading it. :)