Wednesday, February 27, 2013
More Like Him: February Update
I sent out cards to people on my visiting teaching list with cut-out hearts in them. With something quirky about the hearts falling out of the card will be the best heart attack they'll ever have. My mom found that hilarious and called to tell me about it.
I just got told again yesterday how the heart attacks on the doors at school are still making people smile. I had the opportunity to take a meal into a woman who was on bed rest. Just being able to teach the youth and make and prepare things for them.
I did the taxes for our family and got Dakota's FAFSA paperwork done. I took some of workload of a woman at work that needed help.
As I sat down to make a post tonight I was thinking how my evening at home went with irritating my children. Kyle has been waiting for me after work to do tutoring. Four nights a week, I have been working with students and getting home later than normal. Why does 1 more hour make you really tired? Anyhow, I came home and couldn't find a place on the carpet by the door to take off my wet, muddy shoes because the kids (and I) had too many shoes there. Then I walk past 2 baskets of laundry that needed folding to get to the kitchen with a sink full of dirty dishes, only to have to make dinner before everyone went to church tonight. As I'm finding the two things I asked Kayla to do to help me get a jump start on dinner were only half done correctly.
I snapped. So within 15 minutes of being home, I have two angry and crying teens wondering what is up with their crazy mother. Moping around the house to do more chores than what they thought they needed to. We need to find a balance. They feel they do more chores than Kyle and I do. But, factoring in grocery shopping, meal preparation and clean-up, laundry, bill paying, you get the drift. Do they sweep more floors than I do, yes. Do they do more work than I do, no. Oh, then I have to apologize for being frustrated and such is life in a day at the Crawford house. Where is this story leading. It seems that it is easiest to do service and be More Like Him outside of the home. Maybe in March I need to focus inside the home. I am so thankful that Christ makes up the difference in my mistakes. I do know that I do more good than harm....and that half the battle won right there.