I believe strongly that I need to be a parent first to my children. While I love being friends with them and I love that they feel they can come to me, at the end of the day they know that my job as a mother to them far exceeds and outweighs any kind of friendship I can have them. I’m thankful that my children know this.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun! This week, I decided to try a new eye shadow look. Now, for those who are beauty gurus reading this, I am FAR from experienced at any kind of fancy makeup look. But I thought why not try a halo eye?! For those who AREN’T beauty gurus, it’s essentially darker color across the eyelid with a lighter pop of color in the center of the lid. (Don’t you feel ultra-informed now, (insert eye roll here)!)
Anyway, I forgot to tell Peyton I tried to do it and so I texted her (don’t judge) from the living room and asked if she’d seen it. She wrote back that she hadn’t and what ensued was picture after ridiculous picture of my eyes, my face contorted in glorious fashion. She came out of the room and let me know it was ‘very nice.’ We had such a good laugh over that.
Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. –Psalm 126:2-3
The Lord HAS done great things for me. He gave me two parents who love the Lord. He gave me wonderful children that I brought up in the church. He’s provided for me day after day even when I didn’t deserve it. He’s filled my soul with the everlasting love of the Father. In turn, I find great joy in sharing time and laughter with Peyton!
I encourage you today to find the joy in your surroundings, no matter how big or small. Focus on how God has blessed you and let laughter and joy flow out! He is so good!
P.S. You have to know I would show our text messages with proof I like to torture my daughter!