These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (Thankful Post #3)

Dirty toilets, stinky laundry, a kitchen floor covered in crumbs, wrinkly clothes needing to be ironed. These are the things that keep me up at night. Well, nothing really keeps me up at night. I’m a good sleeper. But these are the things that plague me. Everywhere I turn, they’re there. Even if I leave the house, they are at the back of my mind, calling my name in a spooky voice, beckoning me to come back home so they can attack me and leave me for dead. They NEVER go away.

As much as I hate to admit it (and please don’t let the clothes or toilets know because they might step up their assault on my mind), I’m thankful for these things. If my toilets were always clean or the laundry baskets always empty or the floor always sparkling, it would mean that my home wasn’t teeming with four busy bodies that spend much of their time creating things for me to do. Come to think of it, it could also mean I’m a superfantabulous housekeeper or that I’ve trained my kids miraculously well, but let’s not go there.

Anyway, I’m glad I have four crazy, messy, sometimes stinky, always lively, sometimes sweet children. I never, ever, ever thought we’d have four kids. In my book, that’s sort of a lot, but we’ve decided to hang onto all of them, and their messes. I know they’ll be gone all too soon. But, looking on the bright side, at least my toilets and floors will be clean(er)…right, Chris??


  1. Hi Amy,

    I've loved getting all caught up on you. Thanks for sharing about your mission trip. I love Jesus in you!

    Your children just get cuter and cuter!

    And, in case you didn't know, I sure miss seeing you and your sweet mom each week at CBS. Hope the year is going great.

    Love you.

  2. Loving your positive thinking here! I bet I have a stinkier loo and a bigger pile of washing waiting to be folded though - I don't iron. I will think of this post in the morning when I'm rifling through the mountain downstairs, looking for clean underwear. Thanks :-)


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