The house is busy as usual, the girls are downstairs playing, and I'm enjoying my little man's toothless smile looking at me.
I can hear the girls giggling, Lincoln is cooing, and in this moment...
Nothing else matters.
Not the housework, not the stress of everyday life, not the bills, not even the fact that I can't seem to form a complete thought lately or get enough sleep.
All that matters right now is that God is showing me what it truly means to be blessed, and that the path we're on was paved by Him. His plans are always on purpose, for His purpose.
Those loads of laundry that are piling up? That's a blessing.
All those little bright colored dishes still laying in the sink? A blessing.
The many, many toys scattered all around the house? Blessing.
And the 2yr olds that unscrewed their sippy cups and poured milk over their (mischievous) heads? Yep, total blessings.
Oh and those not-so-nice comments that some people have had to share lately about having too many kids? Yea, those aren't important.
I don't deserve these blessings, yet He still gives in abundance, He still pours out His love, and He still holds me up on my meanest mom days.
With every giggle, every hug, every funny story they tell me, and every little helping hand, I am overwhelmed by the gifts that these kiddos are. They cook with me, they check email with me, they run errands with me, they put away laundry with me, and they still hug my neck after a draining day when my patience was thin.
They are treasures...
I'm the one who gets to stay home with them, care for them, kiss thier boo-boo's, and listen to their little voices sing in the car on the way to the store. To know that God has chosen me to do that, well, it overwhelms me.
Even in the stressful midst of this semi-controlled chaos, and even when the time out chair has been the most used seat in the house, God reminds me that motherhood is a calling, my calling.
Do I know what causes this? Yep.
Better me than you? If you say so.
And are we finally done? God only knows.
But I do know when people say, "wow, you have your hands full!", I can say with my whole heart, "I sure do, but this handful is my greatest blessing." :)