One thing I am LOVING today is a blog post from Paige at Praise Him in this Storm..... She wrote about the very popular article circulating through facebook called "Don't Carpe Diem". If y'all haven't read the article read it HERE. But I LOVED Paige's take on it.
When I read the article I was not a fan! It seemed so negative to me. I realize that having kids is challenging and I'm sure when you have more than one its even worse, but the whole article rubbed me the wrong way. It seems every time an older woman (or man) reminds me to enjoy my daughter even in those hard times, I really appreciate their advice, they usually offer it because they have perspective. I have learned that having perspective is one of the hardest things to acquire sometimes.
I think that that is exactly what "The older Woman" in that article is trying to point out to the writer. Its not that she wants her to throw a party because her kids are acting up, but its that she wants to bestow a little "perspective" to her day.Its natural to want to complain about our kids when we have had a hard and challenging day (week, or month ha!) with them. But its when our complaining becomes more frequent than our thankfulness that we loose sight of the gift God has given us. Every time Hannah is bugging me to death or being disobedient or just plain bad, I try and remind myself of all of the women out there who would LOVE to be in my shoes, the women who have lost a child or told that they will never have a child. God has given me the best gift he can possibly give us on this earth and that's a child. If I spend every night in bed and look at my husband relieved just to have gotten through another day, I don't consider that doing the best with the gift that I have been given. Not to say that there wont be those nights, but I hope and pray that there will be significantly more nights that we lay in bed telling each other how lucky we are that we have an angel sleeping in the next room.
Another thing I'm LOVING are the recipes I am finding on Pinterest. I have found a couple of "Smores" recipes that look amazing!These look so good!
And so do these!
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