Today was a strange day. It was Madden's first day at her new school, Murphy's 3rd. I thought this morning would be filled with anxiety and a mad dash from collierville all the way back past our house, but instead I was focused on the PERKS of our chaos. I was reflecting on where God has taken me in the past 5 years, when Madden piped up from that backseat, "momma are you paying attention are you having trouble listening to me? I want to sing bless my soul and I just said all of my verses, can you hear me?"
Scary that I am driving, right? I spent today with a sense of relief that so many prayers had been answered.
I got to walk two of the greatest gifts into school today, I got to see their sweet faces standing there waiting for me to pick them up again, and in the midst I felt such encouragement from my sweet friends about something that was weighing heavily on my heart.
These are the perks of being Murphy and Madden's mom. Its not a simple schedule or a life without challenges there arent many days when I dont feel called to be more or do more or to be an example and make positive changes. BUT The perks are their little hands, and their faces and the friends and family who love us on our journey. Those, in my book are better perks than you can find almost anywhere....
"Ask and you shall recieve,seek and you will find." Matthew 7:7
"Be kind to one another." Ephesians 4:32
"Cast all your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you."Psalm 55:22
"Do not be anxious about anything..."Philippians 4:6
Oh and for the highs and lows of our day, Murphy loves michele and doesnt like doing work all the time, Madden loves her friends and Spanish and doesnt like the cough in her mouth.
|Bumble bee dress (that's pink), check!|
|Mrs. Allen Maddens pre-k teacher|
|Hard to believe its time for Tinky to be here , it feels like my friends and I just left...:(|
|Murphles first day|
|proud JOY (and a great use for out friend mr. stump)|
|And I actually managed NO tears this round!|
|And....theyre off...repeat Bible verse "D"!|
|"every good and perfect gift is from above." James 1:17|