The Shades of Disarray

The Shades of Disarray

By Tara Young

Many shades of disarray I can plainly see.

Why can’t my home be as tidy as I wish it to be?


The hours we read and played today. The laundry piled up high.

To say that I am not discouraged would be a great big lie.

Yet in her eyes I see a glow as first words she read out loud.

Her voice squeaked and screeched as she yelled, “I read! Mom! Aren’t you proud?”

These moments that I have with her are shades of disarray.

The cleaning and the folding will be done as I pray.

Pray that I am worthy of this child placed in my heart.

For in my womb she did not grow, but God gave her a fresh start.

So when I see the disarray, I shrug my shoulders and sigh.

I will get to that, but now, her joy is nigh.

If I wait until she naps, a lot more things get done.

Right now in my shades of disarray, she just wants to have some fun.

fun girl



A sticky situation.

This morning my three-year-old was sitting ever so quietly on the floor looking at some books. I stepped outside to hang up a wet floor mat.  When I returned I sat at the computer as I was listening to an amazing audio story I had just found through a fellow blogger. (See next post.)

I was listening intently as I heard her say, “Mommy, this is so sticky!”  Her pudgy little finger was stuck inside a blob of purple goo that was once a glue stick.  I asked her if she knew she wasn’t supposed to be playing with the glue, (All the while wondering where she got the glue because I thought they were all put up.) and she told me yes it was wrong.

So here is the lesson. 🙂 You had to know this was coming! Right? 

Don’t put your hands in other peoples business!~  Or as I tell the kids, “If it isn’t yours, don’t touch it.”  

When we put ourselves into a sticky situation, we often get involved in a mess that is not ours.  We need to ask God for wisdom before we try to fix a situation that isn’t ours to try to repair.  Maybe they (or we) are in the situation because of our foolishness and God is trying to teach us something valuable.

We can avoid sticking our fingers in a glue stick if we “Seek the throne, before we make someone’s problem our own.” Tara Young

Avoid that sticky situation today friends! 🙂