drying rope and mom thoughts

January 15, 2016


I’ve been working on some new projects with this cotton rope, and I’m pretty excited about how they’re turning out. I finished one (took me three days!), and I’m ready to start on some others. It feels good to see something that was swirling about in my head come to life. I haven’t taken proper pictures of it yet, but I will show you soon.

This week started off so bad. I was ready to quit mothering (again!) and I just felt discouraged. Monday was not a good day in the Bratcher household. On Tuesday, things turned around quite a bit. Ben was so helpful in encouraging my weary heart and steering the girls towards obedience. Then, we had two more good days on Wednesday and Thursday. I definitely was more intentional with them and we stuck to the routine and things got done. We even had time to go to the park to play! Those good days remind me why I homeschool and what I love about it.

Now, I know those bad days will come again, but I need to remember that every moment has a purpose. The good and the bad. I want to rejoice through all of it because my joy should not be based on my current circumstance, but what Jesus did for me on that cross.

6 comments on “drying rope and mom thoughts”

  • Holly says:

    Baskets? Macrame? Excited to see whatever it is!

  • Catherine says:

    “I want to rejoice through all of it because my joy should not be based on my current circumstance, but what Jesus did for me on that cross.” so true. so good I had to type it again to help it sink deeper into me. thank you for sharing reality and truth!

    • Rubyellen says:

      So hard to remember when my vision is cloudy, which feels like often. I’m thankful for God’s grace and patience with a slow learner like me.

  • jane says:

    preach it! why can’t i learn my lessons once and done? but truth is truth…and it’s always available for me! …and then there are those oranges! in your back yard! a wee bit jealous over here. 🙂 enjoy all the good stuff!!

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