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December 19, 2011

BUSYNESS

Wow, once again I say "Where is time going?" I keep waiting for things to slow down....but now I am beginning to wonder if they ever will!!!!

I am noticing that we are in a new season in our lives. One that seems to be a little busier. Not that we have taken up anything new, but just that LIVING is busier.

Of course having many children always makes for busy....but this is a different kind of busy...and not even one that I can put my finger on! But as our children grow, they each spend time developing their gifts and talents that God has given them.....making us busier!!!! Not sure if this makes sense??????

And then you add some wonderful little grandchildren on top of that...yes, different season....busier! It seems that having your own children it just comes naturally that you spend time with them throughout the day as they are around all the time....but with grandchildren it is different. Time spent with them doesn't just always happen, sometimes you have to make it happen!!! Again, a different kind of busy....a wonderful, super duper busy!!!!!

And as our boys grow up, things are not just as simple as making sure they are fed and clothed any more.....there's the matter of keeping them without too much EXTRA time on their hands and helping them to be productive with their time. And as they grow up a little more time is spent with them to listen, help, encourage, train, disciple.

And then of course there are still the little ones who need the cuddles, loving, discipline and training! We still have them too!!!! Busy???? Yup....but I wouldn't want it any other way :)

But that is what makes life so fun and enjoyable. I always used to think that someday I would miss the hustle and bustle of the busyness in our home.....but now I wonder if that day will ever come? For there will hopefully always be some child to visit, make meals for, babysit for.......I think this is our new busy......and I like it!!!!

So even though somedays I feel like my head is spinning and I am needed at 10 places doing 10 different things at one time.....my heart is full....and I am satisfied!!!!

Nothing will ever replace this time in our lives. It will never be the same again as it is TODAY....things are changing all the time. And so I will live today like it will never be the same again. I will enjoy what God has put on my plate today, and be thankful for the busyness in my life right now. Because this is where God has placed me, this is what He chose for me, this is His perfect plan.....and I am glad :)

And as I finish up this post...one of my dear children ask me, "Are you busy still?" Yup...my point exactly!!!!!!

So if you don't hear from me for long periods of time, chances are.....I'm OK....... just busy :)


4 comments:

Josh and Rebecca Pauls said...

We are so thankful to have a mom and grama who doesn't mind being busy! :) You are a very special person and a super great example of what a godly woman should look like, we love you so much!!

Love Josh Becca Andy and Kayla

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosalie... I still check in with you and your beautiful family periodically, but it seems like I am very busy too (and now I am worried because it seems like that may not change for a looong time :)! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to gleaning more from your wisdom in 2012... blessings! Merla (from Alberta)

Amish Stories said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, and thank you so much for being a reader to my blog. Richard

Teena said...

stopping by to say hi. Love the pic. As they grow older it is a different kind of busy.

with my younger ones and then the older ones come in and want to talk.... different busy....

Hugs,
Teena