Monday, November 4, 2013

Giving Thanks Day 3

Are you participating in the daily thanksgiving posts on facebook? I am this year. And last nights post took my breath away and made me laugh just a little. Here's why.

I am tired. I am a happy, blessed mama, but I am tired. Yesterday morning I woke up tired. I was grumpy. It was one of those days that I just wanted to stay in bed. But, as a mom of 4 small kids, that is not a possibility. We were up early with the time change, which I am sure didn't help my grumpy, tired state.

I tried to pray my grumpiness away. I tried to talk myself out of it. I tried to sneak away, back to my bed after my husband came down stairs. They wont notice if I am gone for a few minutes, right? Wrong. No sooner did I crawl under the covers was there two precious little girls climbing on me.

I found my self saying, "Can you people just leave me alone for 5 minutes?"
*Not my proudest mommy moment, but it's true.*
My oldest said, "No way mama, we want to be with you."

I said, "Mommy is tired and I need a nap."
My oldest responded with, "No mama, you just need some coffee."
The kid is a smart one.

Fast forward several hours. My grumpiness has lifted. It was Sunday and we got to go to church and worship. If that doesn't cure a case of the grumps then I do not know what will.

I was preparing dinner and listing to the Christian warship station on the radio. I had 2 step stools and 3 little bodies in the kitchen with me. And I was loving it. It's not the easiest thing to do, cook dinner with little ones, but it can be fun! I had one girl adding butter to the rice, another putting the chicken on the plates and I am telling my son, "don't eat the food yet." (over and over!)

My oldest and I were singing along to the songs on the radio. I didn't even realize that she knew the words! They really do absorb everything at a young age.

My kitchen was a mess. It took longer to cook and clean up then it did to sit down and eat dinner with daddy, but my heart was full.

That night I posted this as my thankful post on facebook:
"Day 3: thankful for healthy home cooked meals together. Cooking dinner today I had two step stools and 3 little bodies in my kitchen. It was not easy to work around them all, and I had to tell my son more then once not to eat all the food I had already plated! But, it was so fun. My oldest sang words to the christian music we had playing. I didn't even know she knew the words. Cooking dinner and praising Jesus as a family. Just wonderful. I love that they want to be where I am!!"

I love that they want to be where I am!! 

I ended up being thankful for the very thing that was making me grumpy that same morning. I love that we serve a God who can do big things and small things. He can change the world and he can change my heart. Awesome! 

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
3 John 1:4


  1. What a sweet picture of your family life! I have 3 little bitties, not 4, but I can about imagine how tough it is for you. But God sees every bit of it.

    1. You are right, he does see ever bit of it. We are lucky to be loved by him! Thanks for commenting & the encouragement.