Friday, December 3, 2010

a little note

This morning was a new day, but I woke up with the same old attitude I went to bed with last night.  One of discontentment, frustration and disappointment.  I hated waking up that way and was determined to nip it in the bud first thing.
This was not as easy as it sounds, you know the feeling, right?!  Just wanting to wallow in self-pity, and really for no good reason.  I mean I had reason, but in the grand scheme of things, in view of God's goodness to me, His faithfulness, the fact that He is in control and His plans are perfect, yeah I really needed to just get over my childish pouting session.
Through prayer and Bible reading I was reminded of my selfishness, my lack of joy, my ungratefulness.
Jonah 4:4
But the LORD replied, "Have you any right to be angry?"
Philippians 2:5
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
It took some effort on my part, some refocusing, and some repentance.  I had to do this several times throughout the day, and I certainly wasn't perfect.

I set out to accomplish a lot in one day, possibly more than I've accomplished in one day during my entire pregnancy.  And my motivation wasn't to induce pregnancy, I know that is out of my hands by now.  I just really needed to keep my mind off myself.
Bethany and I had school for the last time in a few days, I don't know when we'll sit back down to have school.  Maybe in a week, maybe the first of January.
I vacuumed the entire house, upstairs, downstairs, and stairway.
Washed, dried and put away laundry.
Cut all my children's finger and toenails.
Cut Joe and Joseph's hair.
Cleaned two of three bathrooms.
Changed sheets on the beds.
Put away toys, cleaned the kids rooms, and cleaned my kitchen.
I possibly forgot something, and I know it doesn't really matter at this point.  You get the picture I was busy today and it now feels good to enjoy my clean house.
Hope you have a pleasant weekend! I don't have any plans, except for an NST at the hospital in the morning.

P.S.  Thanks for the encouraging comments, ya'll are so kind to listen to me whine!

1 comment:

Doll Clothes Gal Pal said...

You are a great person Miranda. :) We all have struggles in life but with God, everything becomes easier.