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Monday, November 12, 2012

I Don't Like.....

I don’t like exercise, but I love when my pre-baby pants fit.
I don’t like jumping jacks, but I love having the energy to ride bikes with my kids.
I don’t like mopping, but I love a clean house.
I don’t like weeding, but I love fresh vegetables from my garden.
I don’t like laundry, but I love climbing into fresh sheets before bed.
I don’t like cleaning up play dough for days, but I love watching my kids’ imagination at work.
I don’t like sand in my hair, but I love watching my kids play in the waves at the beach.
I don’t like sleeping outside, but I love the relaxation that comes from being unplugged from society during a camping trip.
I don’t like being in a car for 2 to 3 hours, but I love spending time with my in-laws and seeing them with my kids.
I don’t like giving up “my” time in service, but I love serving other parents at church and teaching children God's Word.
I don’t like having to find the babysitter just to see a movie in the theater, but I love spending a night with my husband without kid distractions.
I don’t like that I don’t get to watch all the most popular movies, but I love focusing all that is pure and right and brings peace to my soul.
I don't like telling someone "no" when they really need me, but I love that my husband and children know they are my first priority.
I don’t like holding my tongue when I want to vent, but I love keeping a refining relationship even after the anger has pasted.
I don't like having to confront someone or being confronted when I am wrong, but I love the wisdom that comes from honesty spoken in love.
I don’t like forgiving someone when they really hurt me, but I love receiving the grace of forgiveness.

 I don’t like a lot of things…but none of them are worth loosing out on all the things I love.

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