Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Those days

Have you ever had a day that starts bad and gets worse?  When by 9am you are already bracing yourself for the next bad thing to happen, you know it is bad.

I have been having a lot of those days lately.  Things happen like...

My kids have turned into tantruming monsters in the morning because they REFUSE to sleep past 6am.

Anything I try to do to get the house in order before work in the mornings causes hysteria because I am not holding/cuddling/catering to the every whim of my 3 year old or almost 18 month old.

Discovering that you left two gallons of milk (from costco) out over night, because the kids wouldn't cooperate and let you put the groceries away.

Finding that the "fun holiday" creamer flavor you thought you would try is actually horrible and completely ruined your coffee, but you are in desperate need of caffeine so you drink it anyways.

Having two children pound on the door and scream the entire time you are doing laundry so that everyone has clean clothes to wear.

Your 17 month old have three meltdowns after saying no to everything you offer her.  Only for her eventually eat what you put in front of her in the first place.

Got a notification that our checking account was in the negative, because I forgot to transfer funds, and we had 3 things that I didn't know about come out all at the same time.

All of this happened before 7am this morning.

But what also happened is:

My wonderful husband got up to help me handle it.  When I was sitting on the couch taking a "mommy time out" my sweet three year old said, "mommy I love you" from the breakfast table.  Even when he is pushing all of my buttons, he seems to know when I have had it and attempts manages to melt my heart.   I successfully put away the kids laundry, and everyone left for work/daycare fairly unscathed, clothed in weather appropriate attire.  My husband took the kids to daycare so I got 15 minutes of a completely silent home to pray, and recompose myself after the hectic morning.  I was able to get ready and out of the door and to work on time.

We have so many blessings that we tend to forget when our day gets started off on the wrong foot.
Today, I am remembering that I have...

Two sweet amazing kids, who even though some mornings they drive me crazy.

An amazing husband who supports me as much as he can.

A great home, a great job, and wonderful people in our lives.

I am thankful for this season of Advent when we can take time to focus on the coming of Jesus.

This has been my life the last two weeks (today was just a small example).  My son got sick, I got sick, we had thanksgiving.  Life keeps moving.

Hope that you all have faired better than us.

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