Thursday, May 6, 2010

Consider the Ant

A wonderful dream and awaken to start the day mid dream, tired my eyes open and I drag myself up and begin the day.
Last night I really so enjoyed saving Dove's project.  She had a map of the U.S to mark cut and assemble.

Sweet child got a hard lesson is pacing her homework. As diligent as she has been she did not give herself enough time. She was working so hard on it and had messed up the glue. Spending an hour or so we got the project saved. She is a good kid and learned a good lesson regarding time management.

Lethargy is the mode of late and it is really getting old.
She had asked me to read to her at bed time, requesting the scriptures. Blessed am I that she did so.
They spoke to me as well.

Dash had the need to get help with his room. Today I am home all day. We awoke with ANTS thousands of ants in Dash's room. It is my desire to help him with his room and has been for a while. Those ants were so much more diligent than I.

Today I will be doing his room in fazes. It looks like a killing field in there. WINDEX like "my Big Fat Greek Wedding" (movie) it really is good for everything. So every thing is shaken out and the critters spayed with it as they drop to the floor. I have yet to find the draw. I think he spilled some juice in there.

Inch by inch. Yet this lethargy is a pain! I think the high iron may be like lead in my pants HA!

I love my day, this life for the family. Lunches, ants and breakfasts. Vitamins dolled out and projects loaded onto the school bus. Steve left the sweetest card on the baking counter and a movie called "The Notebook".

It is my birthday today. I am 49 today. Oh where does the time go. Into the embrace of Love and the days of favor and mercy. A life time of trial to mature and refine me. All the dross a gift in itself.
I love my life. I am grateful to have been born, survive and thrive. To live the dream. Motherhood with an amazing mate at my side.

And ants underfoot to remind me of the diligence that has gained me such a reward as this. Debt free as of Tuesday. All medical paid off. The future is promise that despite and even because of  every challenge I will still have the mind to thank My God the Lord of all for all that He is in me and for me.

My birth a gift, my life a challenge to keep me striving for more character and humility.
I am blessed.


Lisa in Texas = ) said...

First of all I wanted to say Happy Birthday to you!! I hope it has been a blessed one.
I also wanted to say that I loved the movie "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" I have teased about that windex for everything - it was so funny in the movie.
Have a great day!
Lisa :o)

Denise said...

You are blessed, and you are a blessing to my heart. I love you.

Annie said...

Hi Donetta!...I am a fairly new follower of your blog (6mths) from northern California.... Firstly, I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!...Second, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your sharing, your beautiful writing and the way that you express yourself...I am not gifted as you are in that respect, so I usually do not comment...But I read you everyday and share many of your experiences, beliefs etc...I have learned a lot from you...On the days that you are down about yourself I feel sad because you seem to be such a wonderful person!...More and more each day you will see that too!...Blessings to you and yours from a silent reader in blog land that's in your corner!...Annie

Bren said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! are but a babe!
My mother went and had her sleep study done last night. Results are in already. She stopped breathing 38 times an hour and her oxygen was down in the 60's. Explains the headaches and body hurting so much. She goes back in Sunday night for the CPAP fit. Say a prayer for her.

Annette said...

What a blessing for all of us who know you and I am glad you where born too!!!!!, yes they are nuisance neighbor arent they?? but they found a sweet home to visit. My daughter has that movie, "Notebook" get some Kleenex sister!! I remember doing the United States and learning where they where on the map and learning the capitals, and doing the same thing with my grown babes, WoW!!! Thanks for reminding of some great memories, this includes the ants....


Susie said...

Great project!

Older women likewise teach the younger women...

• how to love their husbands
• how to love their children
• how to be self-controlled
• how to be pure
• how to be keepers at home
• how to be kind and submissive (not subservient) to their own husbands. (See Titus 2:3-5)

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