Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Today

Today I am going to appreciate doing laundry for I am thankful my family has clothes to wear, towels to use after we take a shower, sheets for beds where we are able to rest, in our home that provides us shelter.  We are blessed to be clean.  We are blessed to be warm.  We are blessed to have a place to rest our heads.

Today I am going to appreciate doing dishes for I am thankful that I have pots and pans to cook the food that we are blessed with and get to eat on plates and bowls with silverware.  We are blessed to have nourishment.

Today I will enjoy the hundreds of times my children call out mom for I am thankful that I have been given the blessing of having these children, of teaching these children, of caring for these children.

Today I will be grateful for the gift of marriage and for my husband.  I will be thankful that he goes to work everyday so that I may stay home and care for our home and our children.  For if it were not for him and the gift of marriage I would not have this blessed life I get to live.  May I never take our marriage or him for granted.

I will appreciate and be thankful for everything today, because tomorrow it could all be gone.

I don't know about you, but I need to remind myself daily that I am blessed.  That I am blessed to be a homemaker.  That I have been given so many gifts that go along with being a homemaker. 

The world may not see what I do as important, or work, or what I should be doing.  But that doesn't matter.  As long as I am doing what my Heavenly Father has asked me to do, nothing else matters. 

There are days that I am run down, grumpy, think that I have accomplished nothing, yell at my kids, say unkind words to my husband.

Those days, I need to lean more on Him.

Those days, I need to be reminded of all my gifts.

I pray that when you have those days that you feel you have accomplished nothing or those days when you don't think you can do any more.  Those days, lean on your Heavenly Father.  He is waiting for you.  He alone will give you strength. 

4 comments:

  1. Tracy, You are such an inspiration. I really enjoy reading your blog so much. You sure have caused me to do a lot of reflecting! :)

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  2. Ahh, thank you, Jennifer. Most of the time I am writing to myself. I always need reminders to reflect on what I have been blessed with and how it is only for a short time. :)

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  3. Thank you for the reminder! I needed this more than words can say! Keep up the good work!

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    1. You are welcome, Sarah. I often come back to this post as a reminder to myself! :)

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