He washes our daily, glorious mess in grace. -- Words penned by Ann Voskamp at Holy Experience. As I think about our first week back to school, these words fit perfectly. It was a mess. Chaotic and unorganized. Crabby and unmotivated children. Crabby and unmotivated mom. Why is it so hard to begin again? I look at the three of them. Three children so different, so needy. Then I look at the stack of books, the papers, the copies. I am overwhelmed. My mind is a mess. How am I going to fit it all in? How will I be able to school two at the same time? I have lost my patience again, how do I make up for that?
It's hard. It is a mess. a BIG one.
He washes it with grace....wonderful, glorious, amazing GRACE.
Things were not always perfect this first week. We all had our moments, but we survived. AJ now in third grade. TA in Kindergarten. (how did that happen?) We even learned. I guess that is all I can ask for...pray for.
TA working on his first day
AJ on his first day