|What a ham!!! Sad Sam...1st day of school 2010 LOL!|
This year will be more difficult than past years, though. Not because Sam is a junior in High School or because Will is starting 6th grade. No. This year I have a serious distraction.
We had a "school room" -- a mini library with work table -- that the kids never used except as a big locker. ("Go get your science book." "Where is it?" "In the schoolroom."). That's all changed this year with an addition to the family. She's not named yet, but I'm already loving her.
I've often heard preachers laud over choosing between what is good and what is BEST. As I ponder my choices this morning, however, another verse comes to mind: "A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways." (James 1:8 KJV). The Amplified Version is a little more ....hmmm, vocabuary-ridden: "[for being as he is] a man of two minds (hesitating, dubious, irresolute), [he is] unstable and unreliable and uncertain about everything [he thinks, feels, decides]."
When Emily (my college sophomore) was little, I caught her chastising her dolls with, "You better make up my mind!" (The inevitable result of child-rearing books that said give your child choices, and my impatience, when she couldn't decide!!!) Her somewhat twisted version of my admonition, "You better make up your mind!" couldn't ring more true than today.
I better make up my mind. Quilting will wait. I have my boys here. Now. And their future -- while in God's hands, to be sure -- is a stewardship I'd be wise to invest in. The school day will end later this afternoon, and I'll have HER and hand work and fabric to also pour myself into. Never has a woman had it so good -- more than I can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20), that I can love my boys, love my quilts, and show my love for God doing both.
I might even watch Indiana Jones while I do it!