...You get it from your children! Are you, too, on the brink of insanity?
If you answered no to this question, either:
A. You don't have children
B. Your children are grown
C. Your children are at sleep away camp, or
D. I feel great...and my Valium prescription still has 1 more refill!
Okay, maybe I'm exaggerating a little. But today will be the 40th consecutive day at home with my children. I imagine how Noah must have felt inside that ark. "Come on little dove, find some land, please!" But I'll bet it smelled a lot worse. At least I have Clorox wipes to use, as I follow the kids around.
I do love my kids, and I enjoy my kids, and I think my kids are the smartest, funniest, sweetest kids in the universe. No joke. But it's been 40 days! I'm looking for the dove to bring me an olive leaf.
I just re-read the account of Noah, to reference the type of leaf the dove brought. Guess what? While it did rain for 40 days, it says "the waters flooded the earth for 150 days." And then it says "on the 17th day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains...." Seven months?!?! I guess I should be thankful I wasn't on the ark! It makes these 40 days seem like a breeze, (with no smelly animals!)
And, only 41 days until school starts. Smile!
Psalm 127:3 - - Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
Proverbs 22:6 - - Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.