And a strange one to be sure.
There's a bunch of blankety-blank going on in life and by all accounts I should be quite unhappy, have high blood pressure, and feel completely worn out.
Life stinks, I'm tired, my kids are sick (and I don't feel so hot myself), etc. etc. etc.
It's quite clear that I am being sustained. For the first time in a long time I feel like I have sufficient faith and can "shoulder the burden." (knock on wood;))
Every time the doubts and fears thoughts start- they stop and I think, "no...it'll be okay. Everything will be okay."
This doesn't take away all the frustration or worry or whatever. But wow does it make a world of difference in my attitude.
I'm thankful for faith. For hope. For marriage.
Seriously, how cool is marriage?! A relationship of, among so many other things, balance. Give and take, push and pull, support and lean. I am so thankful to be on the teeter-totter with Bret.
And I'm also very thankful that I can listen to prophets speak in just two days. And for the technology that allows me to listen in the comfort of my home with my loud boys:)
Life is good.
Life is hard.
But life is really, really good:)
What are you thankful for today?
P.S. There was a moment this afternoon. Al came up to me and said, "Mommy, I need to sit with someone. Can I sit with you?" Without looking at him or breaking stride in my current task I said, "Just let me finish this and I'll sit with you." Al looks up with sad eyes and says, "But Moooooom...why?" (yes it was whiny, but can you blame the kid?) I looked back at him and thought, "Ummm, well...I don't have a good answer for that."
So I picked him up and we sat for a while and I relished his warmth and thought how lucky I am to have this stage of life and that my boys still like to sit with me.
And to think, I almost missed the moment! Learn from me- slow down and sit with your kids:)