I had the pleasure of laughing until my face hurt yesterday at the tale of some little boys, a new kitchen faucet that spins 360 degrees, and a pregnant mom hustling around getting ready for a doctor appt. It’s not my story to tell, but after I could breathe again, she asked me what it really looks like when my crazy people do crazy things. She thought, “Danielle would probably laugh and snap a picture.”
On my best days, yes, that is what I do; and I have plenty of pictures. But for every captioned picture, I’ve probably had another mess that I handled with frustration, tears, and self-pity. So, I gave her a few thoughts about eyes of faith that look to wield weakness into strength, told her that we try to discipline for the disobedience, not for the mess, but I really just wanted to read her a blog post that I read a few weeks ago, that has been a great help to me: The Oxen Are In by the Rachel Jankovic. If you’re struggling with the mess in your home and your people who are making it, read it. I couldn’t say it better myself.