Tuesday, February 8, 2011

All that matters in the end is that you loved...





Even thought I clutch my blanket and growl when my alarm (babies) rings...thank you, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.

And though I close my eyes against the morning light...thank you, Lord, that I can see. There are many who are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising...thank you, Lord, that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic...when socks are lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so loud...THANK YOU, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.

Even though our breakfast table never looks like the picture in magazine and the menu is at times unbalanced...thank you, Lord, for the food we have. There are many children who are hungry.

Even though my life/job is often monotonous...thank you, Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who are unemployed.

And even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from time to time...thank you, Lord, for my life.

Our days are long, but the weeks fly by. But at the end of the day, I have loved and I am loved. And that makes these days so incredibly sweet.

13 comments:

PhaseThreeOfLife said...

I've been a reader of your blog for several months, and felt compelled to comment on this one. This post actually made me tear up because I feel exactly this way. The little frustrations of life are nothing compared to the many ways I am blessed. Thanks for reminding us of that! :) -Meghan

Ari- Audrey Onassis said...

These pictures are precious! So precious.

Nicole said...

That was beautifully written...I am not a mother yet, but your words make me look forward to that day! Lovely pictures as well. :)

Carol said...

Oh, what beautiful and true thoughts and what beautiful children, too!

Brittney said...

Thank you for putting things in perspective so beautifully. Enjoy your family today:)

Katie said...

This was perfect! I needed to read this tonight! My day was all kinds of crazy but I have SO much to be thankful for! Thank you for reminding me! :) Also, could your kids be any more precious??

Cadie said...

What a beautiful family you have, Sarah! I absolutely love those pictures. All three of your kids are so cute. I love reading your posts. I admire you as a person who longs to be more and more godly and also as a wife/mother who appreciates what the Lord has blessed her with. Thank you for all your encouraging words for me. ((HUGS))

Brooke said...

What a great reminder. I have so much to be thankful for..

Savvy Little Women - Kate said...

Love this! Those pictures are so, so sweet!

Confessions said...

having a thankful heart and the process of naming those things you are thankful for...that has the power to transform a life and encourage others. thanks for the reminder to have a heart of gratitude!

Katie said...

Love your new header, Sarah! And of course, all your sweet pictures. You are doing a wonderful job!

Meg said...

SUCH a beautiful post. And your family is lovely. Hang in there - the job/stay-at-home-mom thing will work out :) He does have a bigger plan for all of us :)

Happy to stumble upon your blog!

MEGAN LAND
xx

paula said...

you have such a beautiful family. I am so happy for you and your blessings.