I know it's been a while...I have been busy creating...wrote a book called "Holes in My Gas Tank", also been going to school and starting a Gardening Business with my sister Sabrina.
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I have been working on a few blog idea's so stay tuned...in the meantime...I leave you with a story I wrote called "The Queen!"
The rules of the house are set in stone. Those rules must be followed or there will be dire consequences. If one should not participate, and go against the rules of the house, an audience with the Queen will be arranged. Until that set appointed time with her majesty, the unlawful citizen, will wait in the pits of despair. The Queen has spoken and all will obey her every word!
1) All beds will be made each morning.
2) There will be no whining, shouting, yelling or any undignified sounds made around the Queen.
3) Grooming will be done each morning and each evening without constant reminders to the subjects.
4) When subjects have finished consuming their food, they will clean up after themselves and put the plates and cutlery into the automatic dish washing machine.
5) There will be no shoes left at the door. If the Queen should trip over a pair of shoes all subjects will go bare foot until Christmas.
6) All homework will be completed each afternoon before play-time.
7) All subjects will have fun each and every day!
8) Each subject will give the Queen a minimum of 10 hugs and kisses each day.
9) All toys and games will be picked up after use or Robin Hood will collect them and give them to the poor.
10) All subjects will, love and respect the Queen and each other, forever!
All hail the Queen! May she reign forever!
Do you ever find, being a regular ordinary Mom; that it would be nice to rule like a Queen? Just for a day? Maybe a year? I love my children. I would die for them. But, I must admit I find myself wondering at times why I had them.
“Tell me honestly, honest.” Rene asked as he pulled me closer into his arms.
“What?” I snuggled into his shoulder.
“Do you ever wonder why?” he paused, “Why……we had kids?” he stumbled over the latter.
“Yes,” I replied, “Honestly, honest. It puzzles me at times.”
“Mommy! Daddy!,” Alora called out from underneath 4 meters of bright yellow fabric. “Look at meeeeeeeee!” She was dancing, a goofy dance, wrapped up in my Sari.
“This is the reason why we had children.” I reminded Rene, “Purely for entertainment purposes.”
Being a Mom has been the toughest job I have ever had, but the most rewarding. My children are the beacons of light in my life. They are my teachers. I have learned more about patience and un-conditional love in the last 8 years that I would never have learned on my own. Nothing in the world can compare to a child’s arms wrapped around your neck then a big sloppy wet kiss on your face, then when they say, “I love you Mommy, you’re the greatest Mommy I ever had,” tears well up. Those moments are pure, honest and beautiful. Godly Moments.
When they disobey the rules of the household or it takes constant reminders for them to listen, it’s frustrating. Depending on the type of day we had we may even lash out at the ones we love the most. The rules are there for a reason, safety mostly but also to teach love and respect. We need love, gentleness, patience and kindness within us to teach our children the rules. To discipline, so they know what consequences are; to teach them to respect other people, places and things.
“But the Spirit produces the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
God wants us to teach these things to our children.
“Always remember these commands I give you today. Teach them to your children, and talk about them when you sit at home, and walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Just as we have household rules for our children, so God has for his children. The rules are there for our safety, to teach respect and to help us to become the best version of ourselves that we can be.
1) You must not have any other Gods except me.
2) You must not worship or serve any idols.
3) You must not use the name of the Lord your God thoughtlessly.
4) Keep the Sabbath Holy. Rest.
5) Honour your Father and Mother.
6) You must not murder anyone.
7) You must not be guilty of adultery.
8) You must not steal.
9) You must not tell lies.
10) Don’t envy your neighbour.
‘Then an expert on the law stood up to test Jesus, saying, “Teacher, what must I do to get life forever?” Jesus said, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?”
The man answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. Also, love your neighbour as you love yourself.”
Jesus said to him, “Your answer is right. Do this and you will live.”’
It’s a warm feeling, having connections. Knowing that someone else thinks the same as you; knowing that we are all in the same ocean, separate boats, but same ocean of life, trying to figure it out in our own unique way; just as God wanted it.
“God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go either wrong or right. Some people think they can imagine a creature which was free but had no possibility of going wrong; I cannot. If a thing is free to be good it is also free to be bad. And free will is what has made evil possible. Why, then did God give them free will? Because free will, though it makes evil possible, is also the only thing that makes possible any love or goodness or joy worth having. A world of automata- of creatures that worked like machines- would hardly be worth creating. The happiness which God designs for his creatures is the happiness of being freely, voluntarily united to him and to each other in love and delight compared with which the most rapturous love between a man and a woman on this earth is mere milk and water. And for this they must be free” C.S Lewis wrote in his novel ‘Mere Christianity’.
Good thing, God doesn’t rule us, like that Queen. He gives us free choice. We can choose to follow the rules or not. It’s up to us. But, I wonder how God would feel, if we as his children, actually listened to His will for us? Followed His example to be the best that we can be? How do you feel when your child tries his/her best to be like you?
Every moment is full of wonder and God is always present.
When my heart was sad and I was angry,
I was senseless and stupid.
I acted like an animal toward you.
But I am always with you;
you have held my hand.
You guide me with your advice,and later you will receive me in honour.