Scenes like this make me happy. My boys all piled together laughing and goofing off is music to my ears! They are loud and messy but my goodness, I am so glad they are mine!
Sometimes, my heart aches just thinking how quickly they are growing up and how short my time is to prepare them for life outside our nest:)
Do they feel cherished and loved? Am I reminding them of who they really are... the noble birthright they have as sons of God? Have I taught them to trust the Lord with all their heart and depend on Him, especially when times are tough? To find joy in serving others? Have I instilled in them a determination to do what is right and have integrity?
Do they understand the power of a grateful heart and that everyday they can choose happiness?
And the list goes on and on in my head...so much I want to teach them!
I pray that on these ordinary days I will remember how extraordinary this work of Mothering really is.