Monday, July 23, 2007

Busted!!

Conviction has come my directions from several sources in the last two days. God's word, pastor's sermon, and a link on a friend's blog. It couldn't be more obvious than a bolt of lightning......

Don't get me wrong - I don't feel dejected or bashed over the head, just gently corrected and steered away, like something you would do with your toddler when they become distracted from a task.... (That might not be the right analogy - comparing myself to a toddler....hmmmm...)

Anyway - with all the "venting" - my attitude has been a little lackluster....
Time for a I've been doing a lot more griping and a lot less rejoicing.....Do I feel like rejoicing? Not really, sleep deprived and grumpy I can do. Rejoicing takes effort. I don't have the energy...

The difference in ME when I begin to focus on the positives and not the negatives! When I focus on the beautiful healthy children God has given me, instead of the sleepless nights and trips to the doctor for a few things here and there. I think about the parents who have sleepless nights because of a critically ill child, or who spend life savings on doctors to receive the runaround about a diagnosis... God has blessed me tremendously!

I complain about my furniture store incident. I should be rejoicing that we have any furniture at all, and much less a house to put it in.

I could complain today about my lack of time to do things around the house today. But instead I am rejoicing that I had time to fold two loads of laundry.....

I could complain today about the $100 plus dollars we had to spend this morning to have a drain snaked at our house. But today, I am CHOOSING to rejoice in the fact that we have running water, that is safe to drink.

I could complain that it's hubby's first day back at work, and the baby wants to be held and anytime mom holds her she thinks she HAS to nurse....

But I am rejoicing in the fact that Dad will be home in approximately an hour and I will have a chance to shower......(okay that one is a little shallow - but completely honest.)

2 comments:

Nurse Boy said...

It took me longer than I care to admit to figure out who you are, but I am excited to see you in the Blog-o-sphere. So, Wendys on the way to the furniture store, and Sonic on the way home? How long did you shop? I sure Hubs did not whine at all, or is that just me?

mommy4life said...

What finally tipped you off to my identity? I thought I made it difficult..... Yeah right...

Well, Wendy's was actually on the way to in-laws to drop kids off at around 12:30. (Who wants to shop for furniture with 4 kids? Can't you just see them jumping on the couched or whining to leave....) Anyway Sonic was just Hubs and I on the way back to pick up kids at around 5 (we were getting ice cream drinks as a consolation prize!!)

Hubs actually didn't whine. He was too busy arguing with the sales rep and fuming.....