I read this quote on Christine at Fruit in Season's (see sidebar for link) blog and just loved it. She so eloquently expressed how I feel that I just had to share it!
But what would my days be without the chaos and the noise? What would I gain?
I would gain time to read, but miss children to read to.
I would gain time with friends, but miss the joy of coming back home to squeezy hugs and sloppy kisses.
I would gain a clean house, but miss little hands discovering the world around them.
I would gain significance in the world through work, but miss my purpose for growth and emotional depth.
I would gain more time for communing with God, but miss the indescribable gratitude I feel every day I see their little faces.
In reality I would gain little of value and miss everything of worth.