Here's how I kicked off my New Year in Mom-Style...
(First a bit of background - The kiddos went to bed around 11PM on New Year's Eve. We saw midnight, but quickly fell asleep. My husband told CJ that he would take him hunting for the first time on New Year's Day. So, CJ went to bed with MUCH anticipation.)
Soft footsteps pull me from my sleep, and then, "Daddy...Daddy....is it time to go hunting yet?"
"No, CJ, back to bed." A minute passes. Footsteps again.
"Daddy...Daddy," and I honestly don't remember what question he had the second time. Or the third time. Or the fourth time. But he was tucked back into bed with instructions to stay there until he was woken up.
Morning came, and CJ hunted with his Daddy, and their day was successful in that a boy spent the day with Dad in God's creation.
So, my New Year began in a classic mom-of-little-ones way - having my slumber interrupted! I'm usually not in the best of humor when awakened at night, but I did have to smile inwardly at the uniqueness of my children this time. (AJ, who inherited more of my genes, slept until 10:00AM on New Year's day.) Only my little CJ, who had gotten a mere 5.5 hours of sleep, would be up and rarin' to go on his own. The verses from Psalm 139 came to my mind...
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are they works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth." Psalm 139:14-15
So, moms, out there, among your New Year's resolutions about time management, scrapbooking, exercise, and healthy eating, let's resolve to love and appreciate the unique personalities God has blessed our families with in 2016!
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Vanessa from Russell Homestead. Follower of the Lord Jesus, wife of my knight in shining armor, mother of 5 wonderful children, and joint-keeper of the Russell homestead. Thanks for stopping by!
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