Today I'm linking up with Lisa-jo's blog, The Gypsy Mama, with the five-minute writing prompt
If I knew I could, I would...
If i knew I could, I would have it all together all the time. My house would be perfect, my children well-mannered and respectful always, I would meet every need of my husband unwaveringly. I would manage my time perfectly for writing and other service projects. I would love perfectly.
Yet, this I can't.
When I try, really try, I look around me and I see a home that I can keep clean for less than 10 minutes. I see tired children grumbling and bickering. I see that I am forgetful of many of my husbands needs. I see that I struggle to find time to write and allow my priorities to shift out of order often. I see that I miss the boat often on loving well.
But I don't have to.
When I accept my now as a gift, I see a home that is lived in. I see teachable moments with my children who are constantly learning and growing. I see that I have a lifetime to learn how to love and better meet the needs of this man of mine. I see a man who loves me unconditionally. I see a God who is working it all out in spite of me.
By grace, it is He in me who can. And I probably wouldn't have it any other way.