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Realistic Family Update – a poem

December 20, 2012, Posted by Mela at 9:57 AM


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Realistic Family Updatea poem by Mela Kamin

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The boys have been fighting each day from their beds
and making this Mother want to up all her meds.
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They tease and taunt and push all the right buttons.
They call each other names and throw hurtful punches.
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Their sister’s hormones have taken over the house
shouting and whining and stomping about.
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Teenage drama’s an unwelcome guest, as she
just rolls her eyes and sends another text.
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Meanwhile, I’m yelling and worrying and getting all stressed.
Nobody will shower or clean up their mess.
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I long for some peace, for respect and some quiet. Instead
I get grumbling, misbehavior and riots.
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And, my hubby’s oblivious to the mayhem and dismay …
He comes in from work and says, “What did you do all day?”
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I try to read my Bible and listen for the Spirit,
but with the noise of this world, how am I supposed to hear it?
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My family’s a bit crazy … probably a little like yours.
You are tired and stressed and the kids won’t do chores.
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They beg for the latest electronic gadget
and you wonder how to be sensible and still let them have it.
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You eat together and you try to have devotions,
go to church, sing songs, say prayers, go through the motions.
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And, just when you think you’re destined for last place,
God says, “I don’t need you to be perfect, I saved you by grace.”
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So, when the situation’s rough and you want to hide yourself away,
remember God gives you strength to get through each day.
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And, your kids might still fight, push those buttons one by one,
but God’s working on them too and He’s far from done.
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Keep teaching them His Word and the power it has to save,
Be grateful for your family and for the blessings of each day.
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{This was my realistic take on the good ole’ Christmas letter, which highlights the good & sometimes brags about a family’s accomplishments. Just keepin’ it real, folks.}

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  1. Cathy says:

    Love this Mela!! You got it right.

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