Friday, January 9, 2009

Completing the work

I was telling Nick last night about how strange our days have been this week with few outside the house plans. Get up, make breakfast, play a little, make lunch, take naps, play a little, make dinner, play a little, go to bed, rinse, repeat. The days seem to fly by with little purpose, little fanfare.

Then I opened my Bible last night, and at the top of the page was Jesus saying this:

"I have glorified You down here on the earth by completing the work that You gave Me to do."
John 17:4

Pretty good reminder of what it is we're supposed to be doing. I have little kids, so I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that currently, the primary work God has given me to do is raising them. We are doing that. They are thriving. We're seeing Hannah developing her gifts of leadership (and...ahem...developing them for her!). Audrey's joy is contagious.

The house isn't spotless, sometimes my kids watch too much tv, sometimes we get colds and are sick for the week, sometimes we don't sleep well and get cranky... But overall, we are learning and growing together as a family. All is well.


  1. I second Irene...such a good reminder on days that don't feel "productive" enough for my standards.

  2. I love this. It is so true. And I think that 7ish years from now we will look back and cherish these mundane, routine days. Thanks for the reminder. :)

  3. Describes my days exactly...I feel guilty for not getting more done, but I'm desperate to cling on to the baby days, because I won't get them back.