Today I went to a grocery outlet...
I had FIVE children....
....TWO shopping carts
(and was on the cell phone for the last part of the shopping trip)....
...and had a totally enjoyable time with my children...getting the task done that was set before me!
My wonderful crew and our trunkful! :)
Do I have a heavy load???... or a load of blessings??
I am thankful that I have loads and loads of blessings! Thank you, Lord!
Those that see this (or things like this) in stores and feel sorry for me (or whoever it is)... Don't!! .... or realize we may very well feel sorry for you!
See... my children are a bessing to me... not a bother or a hinderance! Yes, we have some crazy times but doesn't everyone?.. I am very blessed to have these 5 great people in my life to share bad, ordinary, and extraordinary times with. I am thankful to the Lord above for blessing me with them.
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the chilren of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them." ~ Psalm 127: 3-4
"God, give me wisdom to see that today is my day with my children.
That there is no unimportant moment in their lives,
May I know that no other career is so precious,
No other work so rewarding
No other task so urgent.
May I not defer it, nor neglect it,
But by THy Spirit accept it gladly, joyously,
and by Thy grace realize that the time is short and
my time is now...
For children won't wait!"
Written by: Helen M. Young