Wednesday, October 10, 2007


OK so I'm finally going to start writing here. I've had this blog open for almost a month now, but just couldn't find the right moment to start it. Then yesterday, I found myself say "Oh, dear Lord..." so many times that I thought, OK now's the time.

Oh, Dear Lord.... why does my child think it's funny to paint the table in ink.
Oh, Dear Lord... why won't my baby sleep.
Oh, Dear Lord... why is it 90 plus degrees in October.
Oh, Dear Lord... what is this sticky stuff I just stepped in.
Oh, Dear Lord... why did I just eat a mini Snickers bar, when I'm trying to get rid of this baby fat.
Oh, Dear Lord... what was my husband thinking when decided to work late, again.
Oh, Dear Lord... why is Allie eating foil?

OK so you get the point.

I realize that I might be starting this blog off in a seemingly negative way, but it's the complete opposite. You see, I love my life. I feel like I woke up one morning and amidst all of the chaos of my daily life, I have a wonderfully loving husband, two beautiful and challenging children, a supportive family and great friends. I run into challenges daily but I wouldn't have it any other way. So when I'm sweating my butt off in October as I'm fighting a two year old to get out of the car, while my 6 month old is strapped to my back and pulling the baby hairs on the back of my neck, so that we can get to music class 5 min late, I'm really loving every moment of it! And then, when we actually get to the music class and I bring out my best annoying mommy voice to repeat the phrases, "Good job, baby", "Allie, listen to mommy", "Allie, NO", "Allie, Allie, ALLIE!!!!", while the baby is now drooling on my back, I might appear to be losing my mind and patience, but I know I'll lay in bed that night and tell my husband that we had a great time in music class. So how is it that I can be living in chaos and loving my life at the same time? I pray. It might not be a formal prayer on my knees and in the church, but I have a running dialogue with the Lord all day long, so that I can keep my wits about me and have perspective on life.

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