A Wife Loved Like The Church

Finding Joy in Everything

Posted on: July 8, 2011

This week has been crazy. Tuesday was spent recovering from traveling to DFW and getting the girls back on a real schedule, cause the one they wanted was not working.

Then I had the chance to show a lot of grace to Hannah has she started having more and more potty accidents.

But, even in the challenging parts, Julia started swimming on her own – which was completely awesome.

And I realized, joy doesn’t mean life will be easy, or flawless, or even fun. Joy simply means that there will be a deep love of life that can’t be fully explained or defined. It will be there when your child pees on the living room floor. It will be there when you are battling bad attitudes at 6 am. It will be there when your child swims to you for the very first time. Joy is life. Joy is allowing struggles to mingle with triumph. Joy is knowing that at the end of the day, love is what matters. Not clean floors. Not perfect children. Just love.

What brought you joy this week? 

4 Responses to "Finding Joy in Everything"

What a great post! I think that’s one of the hardest lessons to learn. I love what you said about joy not meaning life will be easy or flawless. I really admire you and your attitude about life and how you approach motherhood. 🙂 Praying you get the girls on a better schedule and the potty training gets better! 🙂

Reading this post! And a whole lot of other wonderful things… thank you for reminding me that perfection is not necessary to experience the joy that only God is capable of pouring over me through His many blessings. 🙂


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I’m just getting around to catching up on reading e-mails and needed to be reminded of this! Thanks!

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