One of the things I love most about our apartment is the view.

I wake up every morning and think, “I will never tire of this gorgeous view.”

The pictures can’t even do it justice. The mountains are bigger, the sunrise brighter, and the colors more gorgeous.

IMG_1213Every morning I see the sunrise through our windows and it is such a reminder that each day is new and fresh. Each day unique just like each sunrise. Each day His mercies are new- for me, for my marriage, for my children.

But we all know it isn’t that easy. Or, actually it IS that easy, but life gets in the way.

The children act like little demon people, your spouse fails you and you certainly fail them.

You lose your mind between the laundry that just won’t quit and the children that just won’t obey that particularly day (or heck everyday).

And in an instance, it is all snaps out of focus.

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It is all a blur. You can see the beauty in it, but it isn’t as beautiful as you want or expected it to be.

A whole day goes by in a blur of cleaning the same things over and over again, telling your children to please FOR THE LOVE stop fighting with their sibling, and tension with your spouse because life gets in the way of love and friendship sometimes.

It is hard to NOT let every single day be one blur after another blur running together.

Instead we have to fight hard to snap it back into focus.

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Each day I have to learn to let things not bother me so much.

The truth is, I can’t control everyone’s behavior all the time.

I can control my behavior though.

I can’t control the fact that the dishes pile up and goodness the laundry. I can just take one task at a time and get it done when I can.

I can let the mess be beautiful. A sign of LIFE in my house. How sad would a house be without the mess, without signs of life?

In order to keep my view in focus I have to not only give grace to those around me, but also to myself.

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