Tuesday, April 19, 2011

To keep or not to keep....

We're in full packing form over here at the L.G.E.W. house hold. We made tremendous progress this past weekend loading and packing, and the only thing stopping me now is my 5 year old who's needs can't wait. What with school, work, bible study, meals in between, and an occasional shower it's any wonder I have time to pack. 

As I mentioned before the papers seem endless, and quite frankly most of my time is spent sorting through each document, each receipt, and every and any kind of Avery's art work. Today was no exception, but only that you get to hear about it and see why my job as a mom is so brutal. 

You see "Miss Cant-throw-away-anything" protests with tears if I'm caught with a handful of her goods headed for the garbage. You would think I was throwing out her blankie from birth as she comes tearing across our repulsively dirty carpet ready to tackle me to the repulsively dirty linoleum floors. Come to think of it, she did protest today. 

She protested with courage. 

She protested with honor. 

She protested for any 5 year old with mamas as mean as me.

Case closed.

Two more rooms were cleared.

Twenty more boxes were filled.

And at the end of a hard days work we still manage to come together. Fancy table or not, fancy meals or not, paper plates or not, and remember this one thing........

"I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. Being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want" Phil 4:11-12

I'd say this is plenty.


  1. Well said Ang...I know about blankie from birth all my three kids carried it until they were 4 well boys did, but my daughter until 6..she was the same way about her stuff..on going problem..she want to keep everything!:)))
    I really don't care if we eat from paper plates as long as we are together and enjoying our meal..I can see that you have happy family and that you are great woman..I love that I know you at least this way!!

  2. @SandraThanks Sandra~ the same to you:)

  3. How can you argue with that? Avery pleads a good case :) My 22 y/o daughter won't let me bulldoze her room...so some things never change~

  4. What a beautiful quote. Loved your post :)

  5. I know you're not doing much cooking, but I tagged you on my Easter blog post :)

  6. Talk about a bible verse to base my entire life off of! Thanks for posting that:) Love ya Sis!!

  7. I remember packing and organizing a garage sale....The Boy would look at a toy and say "I've been looking all over for this"....to which I would reply "No you haven't, you forgot you even had it it, put it back"....It is amazing how much we 'collect' over such a short time! Good luck with your packing.

  8. @Lo-moThis would be much of my issue:/ With my daughter of course.