Thankful Thursday- Even On The Hard Days
Happy Thursday Friends! In all honesty, I almost did not post today. It hasn’t been a horrible day but just a challenging one. One where the babe is a little ill, momma is a little extra tired, daddy is still on 12s, messes keep being made by accident, and to it has just been a lonely week. This is when I came to remember how I should be thankful for these days because how else would we know how deeply to enjoy the ‘good’ times. This is especially true in mom life today….
Mom life: One day you are the proudest mom picking up your kid from church nursery, listening to them brag about our well behaved your son is and how great he says please and thank you. The next day you are on the floor with tears because your child continues to cry, throw a fit, refusing to put his toys up.
Half of me just thinks of how I’m supposed to be out the door beating the rush to Costco’s, getting the mail and back home for lunch and nap time. The other half tells me to get over my schedule! These are the hard moments but the learning moments. The moments my son must learn to obey! The moment my son must learn that even when I’m upset with him and he’s mad at me I will still hug him and tell him I love him more than anything. The moments I must learn as a mother to stay calm and give grace.
I’m so thankful to be his mother even on the hard days. While they are hard these are the days we grow. Grow in faith, love, and trust in one another. Toys is an easy battle now. I pray that when he is older and mad at me, he will still come to me mad so I can hold him. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to obey but I want him to know that mommy is always here. I will not turn love and affection away from him just because I’m upset with him.
It’s that the grace God gives us?
Question: What are you thankful for this week?
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