Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tuesdays Unwrapped

This is what my family room looked like this morning when I woke up. I shudder just seeing it. The mess is gone now, with only a few small toys here and there. But I hate that the toys didn't get picked up last night. I hate that the evening got away from us without cleaning it up. I hate that the kids can make a mess like this in less than 26 seconds.


But you know what? This mess signifies something more. It shows that we had a night of enjoying being a family. It means that instead of picking up the toys, we were playing outside. Instead of stacking blocks neatly into their box, we were eating dinner together as a family. Instead of carefully arranging the toys in their proper place, we were snuggling together on the couch, all 5 of us, watching the Brewers play on tv. And it means that instead of enjoying my nice, clean, tidy family room, I was enjoying my family.


Emily at Chatting at the Sky is encouraging people to take a moment and see some good in their everyday lives, even in the things that don't look good at all from the first glance.

4 comments:

emily said...

Yay! So true and soon enough, that floor will be empty...but so will the home. Live it up, girl. We're all in this mess together!

Crissie said...

What a cool post!!!! My first thought when I saw your picture was "WOOO someone had a good ole time in there!!!".

xoxoxxo

Anonymous said...

I like this post, Candy. Your thoughts are dead-on true... that IS what family is all about!! Di

Anonymous said...

I like this post, Candy. Your thoughts are dead-on true... that IS what family is all about!! Di