Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mom's Night Out

Mommy and Kids

Well, tonight my wife is getting a much needed night out.  She does such a fantastic job pouring into our family and home that I get really excited when she gets to get away for some refreshing.  Tonight she's out with a friend from church named Cassie and I'm sure they're having a great time.  I do know they went for Sushi at Japaneiro's...beyond that, I'm not sure.

Regardless, when I'm here with the kids by myself, it opens my eyes to just how difficult her job is.  Having 3 kids under the age of 4 is fun, but a bit draining at the same time.  Just as the baby was almost asleep tonight, the 2 year old came screaming in because she had a blister on her foot and wanted a Diego band aid.  So the process of putting the baby down started all over. :)

When it was time to go to bed, they had pulled all the books off their shelf because their "keys" fell behind the bookshelf.  That was fun cleaning.

Just when I thought I was in the clear...I get a call from the 4 year old..."Papi, I have a hang nail.  I need the clippers"

This is not a bad night, actually it was pretty fun and I kept my cool throughout.  However, I only had them awake for about 2.5 hours.  She has them alone from 8:30 till 5:00 when I get home.  She loves it, but sometimes I know it gets hard.  Today, I ate Filet Mignon at Fogo de Chao for lunch...she ate goldfish at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  I nearly felt depressed as I ate, knowing she was the one that deserved the steak dinner.   

So we've started praying each morning as a family.  Once everyone is done, I pray for our family and always include a prayer for Mel to not lose the great vision God gave her for our children and our home.  I pray that God-given passion would fuel her to lovingly lead our children towards Christ each day.  I pray that patience would flood her soul in times of great "toddler" testing.

Mel is still passionate about her role as mom, wife, and manager of our home.  And when she gets nights out like this, she's even more ready to dive in the next day! 

3 comments:

  1. Great Blog Tim!

    Now ... Chris hurry home I need my sushi :-) hehehe

    -Terri

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  2. This is SO needed for your sweet wife. High-five to you!

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  3. Awesome post!!! What a fantastic picture too! You are one multi-talented guy and Mel is such a great example of a godly mom, it shines through even in her blog! :)

    love you guys.

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