If you have had any conversations with me lately you know that I am struggling balancing family life with my work commitments. I am torn between spending more time at home and not wanting to be with these hooligans at some points. Momma guilt is big and it is real.
So in an effort to re focus my attentions I am thinking of 10 things I am thankful for this day.
1. My warm house
2. My jobs are only part time
3. Healthy children
4. A gainfully employed husband
5. Enough cash to pay my bills
6. Food in my pantry
7. Health and dental insurance
8. My cell phone
9. Friends that encourage me
10. My Saviour
Yep, when I read over this very short list I realize how extremely blessed I am. Please don't misunderstand, I am not having a pity party every day. I just feel tired and like I am not giving any one thing my 100%. I know that this is a season in my life and it shall pass. At some point I will long for these days with my small children, disobedience and all.
I don't want to be a wet towel on anyone's momma parade, nor do I care to perpetuate any myths that this life is always easy and I am always cheerful. This is keepin' it real, folks.
I know my husband and I are doing the very best we can and I also know I need to rely on God for my strength. Perhaps that is what He is showing me as my #3 wakes up night after night.
What are you thankful for?