Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Catching Days

 How we spend our days, is of course, how we spend our lives.
 What we do with this hour, and that one, is what we are doing with the time (God has given to us.)

A schedule defends from chaos and whim. it is a net for Catching Days. 
It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.

A schedule is a mock-up of reason and order-willed, faked and so brought into being; it is a peace
and a haven set into the wreck of time; it is a lifeboat on which you find yourself, decades later, still living, each day is the same, so you remember the series afterward as a blurred and powerful pattern.
Anne Dillard

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  A schedule defends from chaos and whim. it is a net for Catching Days. 

O be still my heart.  These ordinary days I live out where one day runs slap into the day before.
My life less complicated than it has been in years and the expected almost always happens when you
plan for it.

The stillness making you reach deep to enjoy the small moments of this life.
And those are almost always the simple things


The Lord teaching me that common ground is the best ground for the everyday.
Remembering  that I have been forgiven for much and parenting with that in mind.

I never want my kids to think I'm "some know it all perfect parent."
Because I'm not; but to them I am, and that humbles me when they tell me so.

I am hanging on to dear life most days. 
Praying I don't make much of myself but I always do,
and frustrations and expectations alway meet me there.
Praying they can see me as a real person.
A forgiven person.
Most mistakes are the mistakes of making much of oneself and forgetting
your old self and how much the Lord taught you and brought you through.

Most forget, but I can't forget and I remember that from which
he saved me.
I tell them stories of my old self and the older ones giggle and say mama I can't believe you 
did that or this. I gently remind them that that is the very reason Christ came to save us.
He forgave me and turned me in a different direction and I will forever be grateful.

 Common Ground is the ground on which I can stand with my not so perfect children and husband
and live the beautiful everydays. 

Catching moments

We are all on common ground and we all forget.
We are all just sinners and none of us have it all together.

I choose to make a schedule for my day and live a very simple lifestyle
down to eating almost the same meal every week just to make sure that my kids
are grounded in the everyday, but someone else may do it totally different and that's good too.

We play in mud and choose to do our school at home.
We have a cow.
 Adoption has blessed our family so we feel 
like we need lots of bonding, even years later.
 I take bonding very seriously. I have a brood of children that need to be strong
and know who they are and know who saved them. They need more and 
 I have a few years
to teach them and to make sure their roots are deep.
I water everyday, I weed and I sit still.
I'm available.

The love story for each of our children is beautifully written by our Lord 
yet when you bring a child home from a different country or a different state you dig deep
into a terriority that is God's alone. You cry for wisdom and stand and bath them in your love
and acceptances and pray they get it.
It takes time and lots of it. 

Some look at our life and don't know why we do the things we do.
 So my parenting style might look different than 

My van doesn't leave the driveway all week and for some that might drive them crazy but 
for us it's the amount of time we need to keep balance in our home.

Catching our days

We have two grown children who still love us even though we made plenty
of mistakes.

 The common ground leaving much room for forgiveness.

 A schedule defends from chaos and whim. it is a net for Catching Days. 

Do Whatever it takes to catch your days.
A simple schedule, especially if you have younger kids,
that they can fold up and put in their pocket.

My simple schedules can be found tucked in jeans or a coat pocket.
They love knowing what we're gonna eat for the week and who's day it is to help with
kitchen duty. 

Keep yourself available and still.

Remember What the Lord has done in your life and pass
that down to your children.
Ask forgiveness and be willing to be wrong.

Don't compare yourself with me or anyone else.
Seek The Lord above all.

I'm busy Catching Days On The Farm want you join me?

1 comment:

Morgan Roberts said...

Robin, that was beautiful and encouraging!


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