Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Again

Small bodies gather around the table and spoon warm oatmeal to fill the hungry places.  We eat and talk as the oldest pounds out a rousing Russian military march on the piano.  And I smile.  It’s Monday again. It’s time to jump back into routine after two days off. I sit and ponder over the weeks menu plan between the talk and the eating. I come up with nary a meal to put on my list before I’m up running water in my bowl and wiping down the counter.

Piano music still floats through the house as the rest of my children head toward their bedrooms to make their beds, pick up and get dressed for the day.  I’m left to think quietly for a moment. And I see the good in this Monday morning.

Running feet pounding up the stairs and a bit of sibling rivalry floats to my ears.  I stop my youngest son who seems bent on teasing his sister and gently reprimand. I turn him around and send him out the door.  The hens are waiting.

It’s a Monday like any other Monday we have spent over the past 11 years of homeschooling, but hard, soul searching events  have come upon our family causing me to treasure these moments even more closely; skewing how I perceive all that is around me.

I need to look deeply, to cherish the childish, because all too soon and oh so easily it can be stripped away. 


Story time 2012-w



Growing up is hard and full of choices, decisions, and ultimately consequences.

Our days and my outlook will never be the same.

But, God is gracious and He is good, a keeper of promises. And He’s showing me the importance of prayer, patience, and trusting in Him. He’s guiding me to an even deeper relationship with him and with my children.

Because time is fleeting…. it has to be now.


  1. What a beautiful post. Thank you for sharing. It's a good reminder for me as well.


  2. Awwww, the photo just melts my heart sweetie!

    I soooo miss bloggin'. I'm just gonna have to jump in with both feet again and stop waitin' for 'surplus' time!!!

    Fall harvest is here and Farm Boy is 'old school' when it comes to feedin' the crews. I've been knee deep in the 'choppin' crew...a hungry bunch they are...Heeehehehe!

    I just had to pop in to see what you've been up to.

    God bless and have yourself an extraordinary week dear friend. :o)

  3. Beautifully written and a good reminder. Love you!

  4. Beautiful, Jenn! These moments of clarity always come to me at night. I realize things won't always be like this and I'll go snuggle up next to Lexie in her bed while she sleeps. :o)

  5. Beautiful and so true my sweet friend. Thank you for reminding this Mama heart of the important things of the everyday. Yes, God is Good. I am thankful!


  6. Oh...and I just have to add one more I write this "Pirates" is being pounded out on the keys in the room adjoining this one. I can *SO* relate to how your post began. Yes, oh yes...I can! You made me smile. XO

  7. beautiful, friend. i think the same thing as i hear one of the kids playing the piano or the fiddle...something about that touches me.

  8. So true! Deeper relationships with each other and God are often born out of pain. Love and Hugs to you and yours, Jackie


Thank you for visiting my blog! I love to read your comments so take a few minutes and jot me a line or two!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...