Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Musings

I wish:

  • That I didn't have a three-year-old with a broken leg.
  • That I didn't have a sore throat that I just can't kick.
  • That my mountain of laundry didn't seem so insurmountable.
  • That I kept my cool better with my kids when they frustrate the daylights out of me.
  • That my house would stay in a picked-up-sort-of-state for more than 6.2 minutes.
  • That I didn't constantly feel inadequate.

I'm thankful:

  • That my reality with Ethan is a 'cast for a couple of weeks', as opposed to 'life in a wheel chair'.
  • That I can afford to go to the doctor, if needed, and that I live in a country where they are readily available.
  • That I have my very own washer and dryer, and I don't have to lug my baskets/detergent/quarters to the laundromat, like my mother did when I was growing up.
  • That my children love me unconditionally. That they seem to think I'm pretty great--even if, some days, I can't figure out why in the heck that is the case.
  • That I have a home filled with children who love to imagine and explore and play--and that my house actually does make a pretty cool dino land.
  • That I have a personal relationship with a God who takes my inadequacies and tells me that--when I am at my weakest--that is the very time that He is the most strong.

That no matter how difficult the days may be,


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for this post. I have been feeling the exact same way. Thank you for the reminder to look at the positive side. :)

Kara said...

You got it girl friend! What a great reminder for me today. Cory has been gone since Sunday evening and won't be back until Wednesday evening...SINGLE PARENT OF 5 AHHHHH! So thankful it isn't permanent! You know what I mean!

Amanda Hoyt said...

Love this post!
I think we all as mommies go thru this most days. it truly helps not only to know that God loves us, but that we have friends (like you) who can reach out and encourage us through the computer screen :)
Love you!

Carolyn said...

Feeling similar in many ways... but thankful for your gentle but direct reminder that we are so blessed. Thank you. There is always so much to be thankful for... the thing is to keep that in the forefront - ahead of all the chaos and challenges of trying to raise Godly children.

Love & appreciate you,