Monday, April 12, 2010

The end is near!

The end of Tax Season 2010, that is! I don't think I've EVER been so excited to see April 15th come! The kids really notice Jason not being here and these last few months have been really hard on the whole family. We can't wait to have Jason home for bedtimes and are so ready for our three-day weekends! Family time, here we come!

Also, it's really easy for me to get into a funk about how hard things are during busy season. Some days I have to work really hard to get out of it and other days I just don't even want to get out of it. I've been doing lots of feeling sorry for myself lately. I read something the other day that basically said "You can't be unhappy if you're thankful". How true is that?!

Really, my life is SO hard... My husband's gone a lot because he has a great job that he really loves. Bummer. My kids are happy and healthy and acting like a two-year-old and a four-year-old should act. Terrible. My house is a mess sometimes and things go wrong with it (just like anyone else's house). Yep, I have a house. Awful.

How silly does that sound? The truth is that the Lord is pouring his blessings out on me and I'm giving him grief about it. I'm completely ungrateful. Why? Because I'm human. Arrogant. Selfish. If I would realize that the gifts and blessings He's giving me are what are perfect for me I'm sure I'd be a whole lot more content. So, that's what I'm doing. Praise the Lord for my husband, partner, and love that He's given me in Jason. Glory to Him for my wonderful kids, Jack and Caroline, who are happy, healthy, and all in all, amazing. I see His fingerprints when I look at them. They were created in His image and are a testament to what an amazing God he is. Thank you Jesus for all the provisions you've given my family... my home, two cars that work and are reliable, jobs for me and Jason that provide enough to support our family. The abundance of blessings is just too great to list them all. I'm so thankful for all God's good gifts. So, today I'm meditating on this passage from Paul's letter to the Philippians:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:4-7

1 comment:

Dianne said...

Wow! I can so relate to this post, too! Shame on us limiting God by allowing our selfishness into the picture! Imagine if we were grateful and praised Him though the crazy times...how much more He could bless us with :)