Day 20 and 21 Of Being Intentionally Thankful – November 20-21, 2013
Today, I’m doubly thankful. First, I’m thankful that my Little Man, who’s been sick, is feeling better today. He’s still chugged up with the cruds and is complaining of his ears hurting (Uh-oh, I hope it’s not an ear infection.) but he isn’t feverish now. It scares me when he gets a fever because it often spikes hard and fast.
Secondly, I’m very thankful that tomorrow is a new day and God‘s mercies and compassions are new every morning. That is a great comfort to me right now.
You see, today was a very trying day for me. While my son felt better and for that I am grateful, his feeling better also meant that he was catching up on the days he didn’t get to use up energy and chatter. 12 hours of non-stop talking, questioning and movement had me very much ready for his bedtime tonight. Oh my, was I ever ready for his retreat into dreamland!
Combine all that energy with my lack of sleep from the past few days of being Nurse Mom, trying to get some things crossed off my wanna-do and must-do lists and others needing me for various things and I have to admit, I was not a very loving and patient at home woman as the day progressed. I raised my voice. I was harsh. I lost my cool. And I said things that I have had to apologize and ask forgiveness for.
I really do not like when I’m out of sync like that. I don’t like when my emotions rule and reign. I don’t like when I’m not following the Lord’s promptings to do it His way to get the best results. I don’t like when my words and actions do not release love, healing and encouragement. I especially don’t like knowing that I may have hurt the ones I love most with my emotional and fleshly reactions and responses.
But I know and admit that I am not perfect, that I do fail and that I have let situations rule my emotions which in turn have ended up ruling me. I know this is not the ways of Jesus. I am grateful that He understands and I get another chance, many in fact, to do it His way. And I know He will be with me every step of the way with mercy and grace as He gently guides me toward growth and maturity.
So I’m most definitely thankful for brand new days full of God’s mercy. Because like it or not, I have to be real and tell you that this parenting/marriage/homemaker/business owner/friends and family thing can be really hard sometimes and I need His mercy, His grace and His leading to wade through it all.
Until next time….enjoy your at home world and be #IntentionallyThankful!
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