Friday, December 7, 2007
Today, while Laura and I were at the mall enjoying a few hours together, I felt so blessed.
Laura can be so protective and sweet that many times I come to tears. Several times she commented on my belly and wanted to lift my shirt and kiss the baby. As we walked through the mall, she took my hand several times and hold it for awhile. (Usually, she is a big girl and doesn't need my hand for anything.)
I am so blessed to have Laura and Jim, to have money to buy Christmas presents, to feel this child growing inside me kick, and so much more.
Don't get me wrong, being a mother is extremely challenging and hard work. I am exhausted at the end of the day; I do lose my patience; I get frustrated with disobedience; I look at my body and sigh; and I get tired of meal planning, grocery shopping, washing clothes, etc..
BUT, all that said, I am just so thankful for how richly my life has been blessed. I pray that I can thank God in good and bad times for all that has been given to me.