Our Daughter has been so excited about this Mother's Day! In fact, this photo is of her, handing me some beautiful flowers she picked as an early Mother's Day gift.
What on earth did I do to deserve this?
To be honest, lately I have been a bit cranky, and still, our Children hug me and tell me they love me.
I have been feeling overwhelmed with laundry, dishes, meals, daily activities, people coming and needing to go to places,... and then having a Coffee Roasting Business on top of it all can be a bit much.
Despite all of this, my Husband patiently reminded me of all the things to be thankful for. He said, "I am thankful that all of our Children have all of their fingers and toes.... that they are healthy and happy.... that they are not missing.... "
He was right, and with that gentle rebuke,... I started thinking about the laundry, dishes, meals, juggling work, home and Family.
It is difficult, but,...
the never ending pile of dirty clothes just means we have a Family, and that they are well and able to get those clothes used and dirty!
The pile of dishes just means that we have food, to feed our Children, and even though they might not have liked what I put, they still were able to eat. I am thankful they can eat, and not need a feeding tube.
I am grateful that they are here with us. That my overly protective self is that way, so they are safe and home, (even when I get tired of the noise and just wish for some peace and quiet).
Sometimes I get tired of people needing me, but yet, it just means that they think of me when they are having hard times. I am grateful for them, and those opportunities.
Sometimes I get tired of my Husband's never ending energy! His ability to go camping, and fishing, and hiking, and bike riding,.... all in a day! But, I am so thankful that I have a Husband. My life would be incomplete without him. He truly is the love of my life.
Be thankful for what you have today Mom's. Be thankful every day.
Pray for Wisdom (Ephesians 1:17)
Pray for protection of your Family , and those around you. (1 Peter 3:9)
Pray for your Children's future or current Spouse (Isaiah 54:13, Isaiah 49:25)
Remember those who have no Children, or have Children that are missing. Pray for them! If you don't know what to pray, pray in the Spirit. God knows what they need!
Pray for Children that have lost their Parents.
Stay Humble, stay loving, forgive quickly and keep God first.