I used to be really organized. Like, really organized. And then I graduated from high school and got married to a man who wasn't quite as organized. (Love you, honey!) And then I gave birth to five children who, naturally, didn't come out organized. (Love you, kids!) And now I manage a home that is just clean enough, just functioning enough, just everything....enough.
When I ask my seven year-old to do a job, it's not unusual for him to return upon completing his task and ask if it has been done good enough. And I always tell him the same thing. It's not whether or not the job is done enough, it's if it has been done properly. Why can't I apply this same principle to my home?
Being a mom to five isn't exactly the easiest job on earth. In fact, I can think of about forty-eight hundred other jobs that would be easier. But I am so thankful to be home with my children every day and able to teach them in our home. I am thankful that they are willing and able to help do chores around the home and teach their siblings and play and laugh and grow together. And fixing the good enough's around here has been my focus as of late, which is why I have been somewhat absent from my blog.
I don't want to miss these moments. I don't want to let them happen while I'm at my desk blogging, unaware of the dancing that is going on in the next room or the silly game they are playing without me. I want to be in the moment. I want to accomplish this task that the Lord has given me - the task of raising my children, being an excellent wife and honoring the Lord with these little blessings and my time.
So if you notice that I have streaks of non-blogging, don't assume I'm not busy photographing adorable babies and children or that I don't care about my blog. It's not that at all. It's just that I care more about the task at hand. The task of raising up a family that honors the Lord.
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