Choose To Become Thankful
I was a baby when I got married. Barely 20. I had four kids by the time I was 28 and often found myself overwhelmed at the responsibilities. My husband worked away from home all week and returned on the weekend to all the endless needs of a growing church. I can remember one Saturday specifically. All of my kids were sick and I was exhausted. I couldn't wait for Mike to come home for lunch, just so I could shower. Michael's fever had been high that morning and as I came out of the kitchen, I noticed him laying in the hallway. I bent to check his fever but he was unresponsive. I cried out to him, but there was nothing. Mike tried as well, then quickly scooped him up and rushed him to the hospital. I stayed behind with my girls, crying and praying. There were no cell phones to keep me updated. There was only horrifying silence and waiting. My precious little son. How quickly our lives can change. The things we take for granted. The things we might occasionally complain about should be the very things that should be most precious to us. Our husband's, our children, our homes with the endless chores, our friends, our country. My son's birthday is coming up this week. He will be 26. God allowed me to have him a little longer than I might have thought that day. He had a febrile seizure and lost his hearing in one ear. When I was able to hold his tiny little body again in that hospital room, I did not think of how overwhelmed I was or how I needed a shower or "me time", I only thought of my sweet boy and thanked God. Take a moment to think today that every single thing we have is a gift from God. Don't take one thing for granted, but thank Him daily for all He has given you. As hard as it might seem, when our circumstances seem overwhelming and we wonder when things will get better, think on this my friend~ Things will get better when we choose to seek out the good and we become THANKFUL.
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