Friday, September 27, 2013


by Robin

I was thinking earlier how people must think I lead such a simple life to stay at home, school my kids, have a garden, a couple fresh eggs every day, lots of organic veggies in my garden and plenty of home-cooked meals on a regular basis.

No, actually, my life is somewhat chaotic, yet harmonic.  One kid goes to school, another stays home.  The next day, the opposite occurs.  One has a fever, the other is gone volunteering.  One cuts the grass, the other has to clean cages & feed critters.  I pull some weed, more come up.  I could stay busy all day long and DO!  But, beyond what you see visually, is the love which makes it all worth it.

Thankfully, my boys are huge joys to my life and are incredible gifts to me.  Where I lack in house decorating, my youngest is gifted.  He decorates our house for fall and Christmas each year.  We'd never celebrate the holidays in beautiful colors if it wasn't for his festive spirit. Today, he did this in spite of having fever for 2 days.

We even decorated the chicken coop.  I know my girls are very happy now and should stop their molting. ha ha. Feathers are everywhere!

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My eldest blessed me so much the other day.  I was out running errands up & down the county, getting medicine for dogs and a sick kid. I came home to a sink completely shiny.  He even did his own laundry that was sitting in the basket when I left.

We are a team.  We have a bond of unity that God winds together in us.  Today, "Simon Peter" had to leave out for his job for a few hours and so it was my turn to bless him back.  I made chicken spaghetti from my Pioneer Woman cookbook (I also saw it on tv a few days earlier.).

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And where would we all be if my dear hubby didn't put in the hours that he does at a thankless job.  He deserves so much more than a yummy casserole and a pretty house to come home to.  I'm so thankful that we can show him love when he walks in the door.

Life is not about money or buying conveniences.  It's about love.  It's about being thankful for every little thing where it is a little or a lot.  It's about being thankful for each other.  Keeping a family running in the right direction take commitment but I am thankful to have this job.  A wise man once said that if find a job you love doing, you'll never have to work a day in your life.

Have a blessed weekend,

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