Saturday, February 12, 2011

All for Him...

"The Ambush of the Birdhouse"

My kids crack me up, I so love watching them play. Listening to their interaction with one another. Laughing with them.
I need to remind myself daily to stop. Enjoy. See. Take in.
Because soon. Too soon.
They will be gone.
I want to live with no regrets.........
Not to say I don't have any - but I'm working to change that.
First off, I used to be the most disrespectful, selfish wife you've ever met.
I bet you can never guess who showed me how rotten I was? Yup.
Second, during that disrespectful/selfish/wife time, I also was a totally 'intomyself' mama.
Always wanting 'me time', acting like I was such the overworked mother.......I would never even get down on the floor to play with them.
Again. God slapped me upside the head.
Have I "arrived?"
Do I get it right all the time.
But I have repented. With Jesus Christ's help I have become a different girl.
What a beautiful gift.
It's like I've been given a second chance!
To be the wife God has called me to be, to be the mama that God has called me to be -what Joy.
So those regrets? They don't weigh me down, I've asked for forgiveness in areas and with each affected person. I've moved on.
The enemy will not use them against me.
Thank you Jesus.

Playing with, and watching them play.
So endearing.

I love these guys so, so much.
(and if God wants to give us more - well, thats a big 'ol WOO HOO from me!) soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior...
Luke 1:46-47
**I want to go into more detail about my story, in a different post......more to come...


Kimmy said...

Kristy, I would have never thought of you having the characteristics you listed . . . I know I only "know" you through blogging and facebook, but the vibe I get from you is (and always has been) a dedicated wife SO in love with her husband, a dedicated mom SO giving towards her children . . . a follower-of-Christ that is on fire for her Lord. Thanks for sharing this. I am painfully reminded each day that I am a selfish wife, mother, friend, person in general. I'm working on it too--it's hard.

Hanna said...

Wishing you and Haylie could have made it today to the Beneath the Surface conference! You missed such good words! Praying that God moves in a mighty way in your family!

Laurie in Ca. said...

I love this and I love you too:) They do grow up way too fast and sometimes come along with surprises you never dream of happening. I have gotten back to my blog and would love to see you there when you have a moment. I could use your prayers my friend. Love you.

Love and Hugs, Laurie