2/10/10

Sometimes I Forget

When the boys finally went down for their naps today I stopped to remember how lucky I am.  Today they have done nothing I have asked of them and have done everything I have ever asked them not to do.

There was a time I longed for a misbehaving child.  I begged God for a crying, teething toddler.  I prayed for sleepless nights spent caring for my children.  I have been given exactly what I asked for.  God answered my prayers.

Sometimes I forget.  Sometimes I get frustrated with my kids.  I then stop and say to myself, you are a mom.  A mom who does not have to get up every morning to go to work.  A mom who may still be in her pajamas at 11:00 a.m. because I have spent the morning cooking breakfast, changing diapers, wiping noses, cleaning up spills, playing with tractors and matchbox cars.

I am blessed.  I am a mom.  Exactly what I longed to be.

The next time you feel unloved or unimportant, look into your child's eyes and see how loved and important you truly are to them ~ Author Unknown

5 comments:

Margaret said...

God is always so good. And He always answers our prayers

Reagan said...

Still 'milking' the 2 days off during the work week so I can have those PJ days ... As frustrating as they are, I know they're important ... And they'll end sooner than I want them to ... I, too, am one of the lucky ones! I am blessed.

S.I.F. said...

When I have a home full of naughty boys, you go ahead and remind me that I wished for it too! :)

Ali said...

Well said. That was very encouraging! I am blessed to be able to stay home and care for my kids too.

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