Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Big Messes (Day 8)

If you cook dinner then you know the shear mess that follows preparing a meal night after night for your family.
I'll be honest-
I'm either sitting back and savoring this family ritual
or
I'm stressed and thinking about clean up as I'm eating.
With 6 kids (three of them toddlers) our dinner is best described as one big, chaotic, loud mess.
We never lack things to talk about, spills to clean, or dinner drama, but it's family.
My family.
My big messy family.
One day the mess will be gone.
It will be quiet.
The dinner drama a memory.
And
I know I will miss it.
So today on Day 8 of my In Every Thing Give Thanks 30 Day Trial
I am grateful for the 2+ hours of my life that was spent
preparing
eating
and
cleaning up
the mess that we call call dinner.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

...and I'm thankful for the little mouths that sit our table...they are healthy and happy and their biggest concern in the world at dinnertime is did they eat enough of the good stuff to get dessert!

Wendy said...
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Wendy said...

That's a good one Steff!!!

Leah Dooley said...

That post made me cry. Thinking about all the kids grown up and out of the house is too much.

Candace said...

I haven't blogged in ages, but I will post the things I am thankful for on your blog?!?!

1. Thankful for color and for realizing that I am don't look good blond

2. Thankful for snuggly babies that are so happy

3. Thankful for sunny days in Florida.

xoxo

Beautiful Mess said...

Best part about messes--they can always be cleaned up :))