Currently the house is quiet w/ three little ones, napping peacefully… A short time ago however, was a different story.
I had begun the lunch hour, w/ not only my two of my little ones underfoot (big sister was at school), but also my niece here for the day. A pot of water was boiling on the stove, when the phone began to ring… It was a bride wanting to ask a few questions about my photography services, and options. I smiled & said “please forgive the little voices you hear, my little ones always like to say hello when I’m on the phone”.. Thankfully she laughed, and agreed that it always seems to happen that way.
I continued to chat w/ her, and as I looked into the kitchen, my 21 month old is ON the island, happily shoveling spoonfuls of yogurt into his mouth, that his sister had, oh so kindly, just walked away from. A 21 month old boy isn’t the most clean little person while eating, let alone it being yogurt. My niece was sweetly tugging on my pants asking for more milk, and Ashlyn was very insistent that I remove her pumpkin tattoo on her arm, at that very moment. All the while the timer on the oven was beeping that the peanut butter cookies (from a package) were done baking. Beeep, beeeeep, beeeeeeeeeeep.
I finished up the phone call, a quick wipe of Rowen’s yogurt covered self & took him off the counter, took the cookies out of the oven, they were perfectly done, poured Liliana more milk, convinced Ashlyn that the tattoo removal was going to be a major procedure that we’d have to attend to after lunchtime, and removed the pot of boiling water from the stovetop. All was well.
I could not help but laugh aloud.. God has a sense of humor. I’m proof of that! While laughing, I turn around to see Rowen calmly sitting in his chair awaiting lunch, and he’s holding his little hands together, ready for prayer time.
Life is a blessing… Chaotic as can be, it’s a blessing, and I’m thankful for the moments of chaos 🙂
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.” Psalm 28:7