Grateful Sabbath– Large Family Chaos

Right now in my life, I have a lot of plates spinning out of control. The saturation level of stress coincides with my to-do list–high and never ending. Yet, as I reflect a little more deeply,

I am grateful for the chaos of large families.

There may be papers, receipts, and junk mail strewn all across my bedroom floor (JuBean found my To-File pile).

There may be ten conversations of talking, laughing, and crying happening all at once making it hard to hear a moment of silence any where in the house.

And there may be the unfinished dejunking project of the kitchen pencil drawer still strewn all over the counters.

Ahh…those things are not important.  I am just grateful my children are here and happy to be around me.

“This is our one and only chance at mortal life—here and now. The longer we live, the greater is our realization that it is brief. Opportunities come, and then they are gone. I believe that among the greatest lessons we are to learn in this short sojourn upon the earth are lessons that help us distinguish between what is important and what is not. I plead with you not to let those most important things pass you by…” 

Finding Joy in the Journey, Thomas S. Monson

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