Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Sunday, August 21, 2011
...to be a better woman, wife, mother...(especially after the kind of week I've had)
I turn to this:
I know I've blogged it before, but it's one of those things that deserves to be mentioned again from time to time.
The Proverbs 31 Woman :
10An excellent wife, who can find?
For her worth is far above jewels.
11The heart of her husband trusts in her,
And he will have no lack of gain.
12She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.
13She looks for wool and flax
And works with her hands in delight.
14She is like merchant ships;
She brings her food from afar.
goes extra mile to get choicest goods
15She rises also while it is still night
And gives food to her household
And portions to her maidens.
16She considers a field and buys it;
From her earnings she plants a vineyard.
enterprising, prudent with money
17She girds herself with strength
And makes her arms strong.
18She senses that her gain is good;
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19She stretches out her hands to the distaff,
And her hands grasp the spindle.
20She extends her hand to the poor,
And she stretches out her hands to the needy.
21She is not afraid of the snow for her household,
For all her household are clothed with scarlet.
22She makes coverings for herself;
Her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.
24She makes linen garments and sells them,
And supplies belts to the tradesmen.
25Strength and dignity are her clothing,
And she smiles at the future.
26She opens her mouth in wisdom,
And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27She looks well to the ways of her household,
And does not eat the bread of idleness.
manages her home
28Her children rise up and bless her;
Her husband also, and he praises her, saying:
29"Many daughters have done nobly,
But you excel them all."
30Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,
But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
31Give her the product of her hands,
And let her works praise her in the gates.
~ Proverbs 31:10-31
Only on a Sunday morning with every intention of making it to Church (for the third week in a row!!!!!!):
* does mamma sleep late on accident because she stayed up too late working on schoolwork and boo was up 3 times between the hours of 1 am and 6:30 am (yes, you read that correctly!)
*does mamma take too long getting ready herself and boo in an attempt to look somewhat civilized!
*does boo have a major BLOWOUT in his brand new WHITE onesie requiring the onesie to be trashed (there was no saving this one ladies)and boo to receive a full on bath, diaper change alone was not going to cut it this time!
*is mamma ready to go straight back to bed at 9am. Thank GOD for online church! That's all I have to say!!!!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I think it's finally going to happen! Things should be settling into a bit more of an organized routine here shortly. Oh how I've longed to see that little light at the end of the tunnel after the many months of craziness we've survived! I'm hoping to start becoming a bit more of a regular around these parts again as things progress in the next few months here at the Dillard family residence! :)
Btw...can you believe I'll be starting the planning for a FIRST BIRTHDAY for a VERY SPECIAL young man! How is that even possible?! Seriously?