This week was long and mentally draining and that is why on Shabbat I am writing a post for the Shabbat Series instead of a day or two before.
Last night, I went to bed a little frustrated that I didn’t have a clean home during Shabbat. There is pans piled on the stove, dishes in the sink, my dining room table is distorted and I still have 4 baskets of laundry needing to be folded in my room. I messed up on supper and had to keep two little boys entertained while my husband got the pickup truck ready to drive to church. I started snapping at everyone as I felt my brain just not relaxing.
This morning, I didn’t want to wake up at 6 to do the goats. I did anyways and felt great to listen to the night time noise as it was still dark out. I was able to take care of the milk and head back to bed before the children woke up around 7, which is unusual. I was able to spend alone time with my husband.
After the children got up, it was kind of a bumpy start with toddler and a baby but we managed to be already to get in the pickup without forgetting to much. The boys looked great and I was actually dressed up decently.
Church, I had to give my oldest son a talking to and correct his attitude but once he did it was actually a smooth sabbath school and church service. My youngest didn’t complain much and even fell asleep in my fathers arms, he managed to sleep through being transferred to the car seat and maybe the car ride(the truck is loud).
The sermon was actually decent and was able to pay attention, it was mighty long a little drawn out but the he did make his point. The truck ride home I actually took a small nap which shocked my husband since the truck is a loud cummins truck.
I got home, the oldest boy ate some decent food, the youngest boy got nursed, my husband ate left over supper and me well I actually ate vegetables. My lunch was huge and on the way home I managed to eat a lot of muskmelon, I don’t usually have fruit either. I hope to keep this up and it wasn’t that hard.
Fast forward to now, as I am writing this, I woke up from a 2 hour nap with my little boy. I am hearing my oldest playing outside with his father and maybe grandpa. I feel refreshed and blessed.
Today wasn’t perfect but I am feeling blessed. I feel blessed that I am a mom to two little men that even though are difficult are wonderful boys. I am a wife to a husband whom even though can frustrate me and pick on me, I know that he deeply loves me and does his best for me and the boys. I have a home that even though is small but is perfect and cozy where I am able to learn to be a daughter of the Hashem and a wife, mom and Homemaker. I am blessed beyond Measures even when I don’t see it.
Today is made to see the blessing that was given by Elohim. Today is a day to recuperate from the long week. Today is a day that I can rest on so I have the energy and mindset to start the new work week. Today is a blessing not just for me but for everyone!