Wednesday, July 6, 2016

A Grateful Heart

     These past couple weeks have been quite the whirlwind. Adjusting to life as a new mom, and meeting the needs of my 5-week old have been great and challenging at the same time. There are times I look at baby James and think, "Wow! How could God be so gracious to give us a baby of our own?!" Every day with my little boy gets better... and yes, I still have good days and bad days, but I wouldn't trade my baby for the world! ;)
     I was thinking this last week about how my life has changed for the better. I was thinking about how God used everything in my life for His glory. It's funny the things that God throws our way to teach us things in order to grow us into the person that He created us to be.
     This past week, I was actually feeling pretty confident about being a momma to my little man. I was proud of myself for being able to go in public with a 5-week old, and everything going great... and then life threw me a curve ball... or should I say my son threw me a curve ball and decided to sleep for 3 hours while I got ready for the day!... this was huge! I was thinking to myself, "Hey, this days going to go great!" After I woke him up to feed him, and played with him for a bit, it was time for his nap again. His eyes began to roll back, and he drifted off to sleep... for 2 minutes. James decided to continue to do this for the next hour. Anytime, I'd set him down, or take the pacifier from his already opened mouth, he'd wake up, and cry... sigh. Well, needless to say, my whole afternoon was pretty much spent holding him and trying to get him to sleep. So much for getting things done, right?!
     Half of me just wanted me to let him cry himself to sleep, so that I can at least get my lunch and have an hour to myself, and the other half of me, wanted to cradle my son in my arms and let him know that it was all okay, and that mommy was there for him.
     I began to think to myself, "Some days are great, and some days are terrible, but I should be grateful that I have a son that Gods blessed me with!"
     Motherhood is hard. It's hard to put your selfishness aside every hour of every-day, and focus on someone other than yourself. It's hard to possibly not be able to take a shower, or eat your lunch until later in the afternoon, so that your child can have your love and attention.
     I admit, I don't have it all together. I feel like some days I have it all together... that's when God decides to prove me wrong. "...Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. For the Lord is good..." ~Psalm 100:4-5
      So, what am I grateful for?
  • The Chance to Serve.
  • A Baby that Gods blessed me with!
  • The love that a mother has for her child.
  • My mothers Godly example for me to follow as I enter motherhood.
What are you grateful for?... I'd love to know in the comments below! :-)

1 comment:

  1. I'm also grateful for the chance to serve. I'm doing a Supplies for Success charity drive for children who need school supplies.
    I'm grateful for my son. He's almost 7months and I'm amazed at how much time flies. I'm reading your article and I can picture those days where I'm so busy caring for him, I don't even get the time to eat or shower. It gets better. :)
    I'm grateful for a loving and supportive boyfriend. God has really blessed me.
    I'm grateful for my mom and family, who have also been helpful with me adjusting to my new life as a mom.
    I'm grateful for my job and the ability to make money to support my son.
    I'm grateful for life. :)

    Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day. xx


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