Monday, May 10, 2010
Fresh, with no mistakes in it
As I was falling asleep last night after a good long cry (which I think was helpful in the long run :)), God reminded me of several things. First, I cannot allow my circumstances to determine my joy! I can choose to find joy even in a day that isn't going well. I can choose to let the joy of the Lord be my strength. I can remember one of my favorite verses, "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Instead of getting frustrated with my precious children, why don't I choose to hold them close and remember how blessed I am to even have children?! There are mothers today who are grieving the loss of a child . . . and other ladies who wish with all their hearts that they were able to have a child. I have been blessed with three (mostly) healthy and happy little people! They are so special.
This morning I apologized to them for my bad attitude yesterday. They were like "huh?" Apparently my grumpiness was not as obvious to them as it was to me. :) I am thankful for sweet forgiving kids, who love me no matter what. And, I am thankful that God's mercies are new every morning . . . great is His faithfulness!
Another thing He has been showing me is the need to re-prioritize some things. With that in mind, I'm going to be taking a bloggy break till Saturday. I may post a little if I have extra time on my hands, but I'm going to stay away from my Google reader and Facebook, and will just be checking email a couple times a day or so. I need to take the time to focus on my family, home, and finishing up Sam's schoolwork. :) Thanks for listening as I share about my struggles; I know my words here are usually happy and lighthearted, but yes, I do have definite times of discouragement. I'm sure I'm not alone in this! I hope all of you have a wonderful week!
Posted by Carrie at 7:04 AM