I have a few minutes in the early quietness of this morning. But I've been out of touch and just wanted take a moment to think on all that I'm thankful for. Honestly, it's been a hard week. Eli is going through something terrible with his teeth, we think. He is throwing tantrums left and right and crying all the time. Not necessarily disobedience just VERY short-tempered and NO patience. We know something is up because sometimes nothing happens and he all of a sudden just starts flipping out. We can't make it through any meals without major drama, unless there's perhaps all finger food just to avoid any frustrations with a fork or spoon. It's been three straight days of this, and I'm about losing my mind! We've been giving him Motrin and lots of love, but he's still a mess! BUT despite all of this, I am thankful...
I am thankful that Kevin has had a light work week, so he's been home quite a bit to help share this heavy load. And as sad as it is for our guests to witness all this, they've been really great about understanding what we're going through.
I am thankful for friends visiting. For much of my life I've felt like I'm not worth making a trip for, just because no one ever did. But two weeks ago two friends and their son flew here, and now another one of my college friends is here visiting for a couple days too! Our time together has been blessed indeed!
I am thankful that last night Hannah slept all the way from 10pm until 5:30am!
I am thankful for the rotten days because when we were at our worst the other day, God brought it to my realization that I cannot do this on my own. I cannot be a Godly mother without God! It's been over a month since I've had any Bible time or prayer, and boy, can I tell! So Kevin and I both decided to really change that and make God a priority again. God is working on our hearts and giving us the peace and patience we so desperately need through these trying times. And since it's my goal (#18) to read the Bible in a year and I needed to set a start date for myself, I'm choosing this Sunday--Easter and my 25th birthday--to start this journey through the Bible. And I'm excited about it!
I am thankful for God's saving grace and the love of Jesus Christ that sustains us through all of life. For forgiveness and salvation, freedom and purpose. Thank you, O God, my Father!
Well, I'll sign off for now. But for more Thankful Thursday visit Iris! Have a blessed weekend and Resurrection Sunday!