Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Musings from a mom of 7
So tonight there were 2 children practicing their instruments--trumpet and alto sax--simultaneously. There was one child singing at the top of his lungs a song from the 80s (not sure how he even KNOWS that song) and the song was definitely on repeat....over and over and over. (We DO have a guiding principle in our home--most people like a song one time and then if you must, sing it again, but after that, please stop.) Not today though. I only post this to back up my first post to let you know that in my organized chaos there are moments that are more chaos than organized. But as I sit and listen, I am perfectly ok with it. It actually brings me great joy. The reason it brings me joy is because I have 7 children who love each other, love me and are happy, safe and secure--and if you know my adopted boys, that means we have come a LONG way! And in the craziness, God has given me a fulfillment that is indescribable because the moments are from Him-- and even though, like today, they are outside of my nice quiet controlled environment, I am smiling.