Today was one of those days. Just busy and constant and full of little problems, and looking back, I'm disappointed in how I handled some conflicts and frustrations. I know one good thing always comes from my failure: it's humbles me and causes me to go to my knees before the Lord. Crying out for help and mercy, and remembering He promises His Help and has already granted His mercy forevermore! God is so good and so steady; I am so thankful that He's not keeping score, but is throwing sins to the depths of the ocean floor and remembering no more.
Noah made me laugh today. I was busy folding clothes in the laundry room and asked him to go check on two of the little ones I hadn't seen in a while. He came back to report what they were up to, and said, "Mom, before you had children, you liked the quiet. You could relax and read a book. Now, it just makes you nervous that someone's up to something." Pretty true. That kid makes me smile with his little funny observations.
And, to complete this disjointed post, I'll throw in something else completely unrelated and share with you a project I tacked on Saturday. I've been tired of our red breakfast room wall for a while now, and wanted to change it but just wasn't sure what color to go with. Several months ago I was in a neighbor's house and fell in love with the color in her breakfast area. (Stealing colors is the way to go: you get to see it on a real wall and everything. No guessing about little paint chips.) I woke up Saturday with a very unusual burst of energy, and I am so thankful that the Lord granted it, because I completed several little projects that I've been wondering would ever get done, and painting this room was one of them. I love love the color, and it's in the red family so it goes really well with the curtains in there, I think. Here is a "before" picture and an "after."
Okay, so you can't really tell much of a difference from these two pictures! I need to take another 'after' shot tomorrow when it's light out...