Today was one of those days that you wish would never end... Even though it was a very looong day filled with MANY things to do around the house and with the children, it actually was a wonderful day. I can say that for the first time in a very long time I actually felt completely comfortable and at peace with being a housewife & stay-at-home mom. Granted, I did have a lot of things to do for the store, but the kids took two very long naps, and I was able to get those things done during this time.
I woke up (for the third time) around 7am to breastfeed Giancarlo and then decided to start my daily cleaning routine. I had hopes of, at one point, taking a very needed nap, but I never got around to it because there was always something to do. Yet, in the midst of this craziness I got to experience beautiful moments with my kids.
When Noelani woke up I was in the middle of mopping the floors. I put a basket of toys into her crib so that she would have something to entertain herself with while I finished. When I went to get her out of her crib, this is how I found her:LOL!!! She purposefully took all the toys out of the basket so that she could sit IN it! I asked her: "Donde esta Jesus?" (Where is Jesus?), and this is what she did:I can't wait for the day that instead of pointing towards Heaven, she would point straight into her heart! (Lord, please have mercy on both my children! May they both grow up with a passionate love towrds you. May you be all they care about. May you be the only one they desire to please, for I know that by having these desires, they will in turn be satisfied and made whole.)
As the day progressed, we got to spend some time playing with Giancarlo as well.
He was grabbing the little sheet in front of him and he suckled it. His feet barely reach the floor of the gym, yet it seems to me that he was pretty happy there.
Noleani joined in on the fun:
After we played, I put together a little gym for Giancarlo to play in. Noelani decided that it was another perfect place to make her little self fit into...While in there, she decided to kiss the bug:
Noelani kisses just about anything! She walks around the house blowing kissed at the walls, kissing the sofa along with anything else that comes in her way. Even when she realizes that I am mad at something she has done, she will quickly kiss me, as if to say: I'm sorry mom!
The Bible says that we should come to the Throne of God boldly, and that we need to be like little children in order to inherit the Kingdom. Now that I am a mother I can understand how the Lord would desire that we would love Him the way a child would. You see, children are not embarrassed to kiss you and hug you... they do not care about what others might say or think if they dance in a ridiculous manner... they tend to forget what they were reprimanded for and come right back to you with even more love! Children are dependent (FULLY) dependent on their parents in order to survive... All of these are qualities that are necessary in order to please God.
The Bible says that without faith it is impossible to please God. My prayer is that my family, you (my friends), and I would have faith as small as a mustard seed in order to please our God. I desire so much to be like Noelani, who walks around loving in spite of all the wrong that could be around her. I wish I would learn to depend solely on the Lord the way both my children depend on Freddy and I to survive. May the Lord open our eyes to see the reality that apart from Him we can do NOTHING!
Love in Christ,
"Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."