20 May 2008

The Horoscope, The Bible, And Me - Tuesday

Thirteen years ago today, I met Hubs. That would be half a lifetime ago, if I was 26, which I'm not.

Advice for Goats: Now, as the Sun enters Gemini, where it will stay for the next four weeks, it shines its light of awareness onto the routine of your daily life. Even if you're a rugged individualist, this is not a time to travel alone. If you are currently in a relationship or if you are motivated to start a new one at this time, just make sure that you don't lose track of your own needs. By Rick Levine Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Advice for God's people: Isaiah 40:11
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
he gently leads those that have young.

Today for Me: As luck (?) would have it, just as I start a bit of an expose on my life through the windows of a horoscope and a Bible, my life would get dull, boring, lifeless, depressing, lonely and desperate. The jolly horoscope was written for somebody else today - somebody who has the option "not to travel alone" or to not "lose track of their own needs."

Today's verse is a favourite of mine. My Sister-In-Law shared it with me when she and I were both expecting little ones. The last line has always struck me as particularly beautiful: a picture of the Lord gently leading those that have young. That's me. I have young.

I am blessed to have them as I am reminded by friends and bloggers who would dearly love to have 'young' but are unable to have any/any more for various reasons. We Mummy Bloggers are often guilty of sharing how stressful, messy and frustrating it can be to have kids, without realising that if we rise above the poo and the crumbs and the whining and moaning and the completely-being-taken-for-granted-by-everyone-we've-ever-cared-about, we would get a new perspective on it all.

If we rise high enough above it, we get a pretty good view of how things really are. (Oh, I see the crumbs down behind the high-chair now, and is that my hairbrush behind the fridge? I was wondering where that was. I haven't brushed my hair since I lost it last spring.)

No, sorry, that's not what I meant. I meant that if I could rise above the daily domestic horror, I'd see that I have two little beings who love me, who reach out for me to pick them up, who break into a smile when they see my face, who like to sit quietly in my lap, and who are so comfortable with me that really, they can't help being a little bit naughty when I'm around.

Bless them.

And when I worry that nobody could love them and care for them as much as I do, the other verses remind me that the Lord himself carries my lambs in his arms close to his heart. I only hope he is doing that for me too, because I really need it right now. With Sonny and Smoochy there too it'll get squishy in the Lord's arms, but I figure his arms are able to manage us all.


mommastantrum said...

It is hard no matter how good we have it to not whine and complain. We just need to remember that in spite of all the "horror" of crumbs and poo and dogs that eat things they shouldn't, there is someone there leading us down the right path. We can't see him, but he is there taking us to the exact place we should be...no matter how hairy or crummy it gets.

Givinya De Elba said...

Thanks Mrs Tantrum, you're right. It's great to have that Someone, and also to have friends to cheer you up and give you a smile. Glad I met you in the whole of the WWW!

Anonymous said...

Just to make you jealous, thirteen years ago IS half my life ago. So I've known my brother in law half my life? I've only known my husband for six years. Sometimes he says, "Trust me!" and I shriek, "Trust you? I hardly KNOW you!"

Recently, Kindy Kid said that he'd be six next year. Hubby said no, you'll be five. Kindy Kid said he'd already been five. Hubby said no, you're four. Kindy Kid freaked out: "I'm going BACKWARDS???"

Crazy Sister