Friday, April 29, 2011

My Favorite Things

So I'm having one of those days (a real-life-mom kind of a day). I was up THE ENTIRE NIGHT with each of the kids- all for their own reasons- sickness, bad dreams, "he woke me up!" and so on. Then this morning no one would focus to get dressed and I was so rushed to get everything done that the kids were tardy to school... again (third time this year). Then Jacob (who is potty training) goes into his covert hiding place for about two minutes... to poop... in his pants... because?!?!??! Then I go to clean him up and the diaper bag is sour- like really, really sour. Something has died in there, I'm sure.

So then I'm putting everything in the washer and out of the "random" compartment in my brain comes this song:

And I laugh because I'm thinking about how random that was... then I start thinking to myself- my favorite things... my favorite things... my favorite things don't have anything to do with a kitten's whiskers- even though they are cute.  My favorite things are Jacob's awesome laugh and  Shepherd's rockin' smile.  Trinity's eyes and her tremendous heart and Timothy's wink and amazing sense of humor.  Savannah's hugs and the hottie's... well... pretty much everything about him.  The perfect worship song at just the right moment, a scripture that fills your heart with hope, truth, gladness, and joy!  Those are my favorite things and I missed them this morning.

But, no more pity parties today.  This life isn't about me... not about how much I haven't slept.  It's all about Him.  Time to rise and shine and give God the glory, glory!

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you."  Phil 4:7-9

So, when the dog bites, when the bee stings, or when I haven't slept... I'll simply remember my favorite things, and then I won't feeeeeeeeeel... so baaaaad! 

No longer I,

The Real Life Mom

1 comment:

David Tusi said...

I like your take on life! Very positive.