Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Thoughts from a tired mom…

Long day…


Can’t write a complete thought…

but thinking on this ~


To appreciate beauty;


to find the best in others;

to give one’s self;

to leave the world a little better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition;


to have played and laughed with enthusiasm,

and sung with exultation;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived…

DSCN3690 ~Making breakfast for mommy on Mother’s Day~

This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


~The world measures success by dollar signs but I believe the world has it all wrong. ~

John 10:10
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. 

~I may not be rich with money.~

~I may not have the praise of men.~

~I may not have a big house.~

~But I’ve got Jesus and I am richly blessed.~

Good night, y’all!


  1. wow...teary eyed...John 10:10 has spoken to me so many times and I must tell you Adriane...I really needed to read this post this morning. It once again has spoken to me in a different way. thank you so much for allowing God to work through you tonight!

  2. Thank you for the comment, Amanda. I had a recent conversation that left me feeling like an unsuccessful and well, a lazy person because I've chosen to stay at home with my children. I read this quote in one of my journals and then I searched out some comforting scripture. I was led to the verse on abundant life. Now, I'm sure that I've completely taken it out of context there but Jesus has given me abundant life! How can that be unsuccessful? How can that life be worthless? Like a friend told me, it depends on how you measure success ...with money, with things, with praise, etc...Anyway, I just wanted to share what was on my heart last night. I hope this all made sense because eloquent, I am not! :)

  3. About your comment above, Adriane: What a sad day when someone doesn't see the great value in investing in your kids.

  4. I agree Mariann!
    I love the word Abundant!

  5. I agree also. I truly don't think this person meant it the way it sounded. Maybe I had that "feelings on my sleeves" thing going on. I just walked away feeling...lacking, maybe. It just really hurt me on this particular day and I needed to seek solace from the scripture. My friend that I mentioned above also helped. She said so much more than what I typed there. She and I discussed measuring our lives by what really matters! :)


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