art. house. mum.
Some days are messier than others. In many ways these last few weeks have been messy ones for our family. Naturally the most tangible place to see this is in the washing up piled in the sink, the crumbs gradually being walked throughout the house, the clothes waiting patiently to be folded and put away (iron, what's that?). Instead I'm going to choose to look at some of the things that I'm thankful for which have contributed to the mess, or lack of cleaning...
Time spent with family
Knowing that my usual backup (my Mum) is able to spend time with my sister and niece
Rain, glorious rain (and okay, that's enough rain for now, thanks God...)
Playdates with friends
Time for art
Time for craft, for giftmaking and planning
Time for talking through the hard bits
Time for listening and praying... we've had some extra need for that
Those hours in the day when staying inside with a one-year-old boy just isn't going to be productive...
And as pens, pencils, paint, glue, sticky-tape and paper are inevitable in any of our greatest messes, I'm going to take the time here to appreciate some of the outcomes... the art that my children create whether or not I worry about the mess...
I hope that all your messes are well spent!