Thursday, March 17, 2011
As my child sleeps...
But doesn't everyone feel that way?
I am surprised to find how common the topic of "frustration through children" is among people everywhere. "We finally got away from the kids for a while." "My kids are driving me crazy." "I could never be a stay-at-home mom... I would go insane." Everywhere I go, in all kinds of crowds... these are the things I hear. So i'm trying to figure out... have I fallen into Alice's Wonderland where the bad thoughts are never seen or heard of? Am I going to wake up one day and feel like all these other people do ... tired of my children? Annoyed by them? Or maybe the Lord just blessed me with the perfect child. :) I feel such sorrow for these people and cringe every time they speak those words. I stand in the distance wanting to scream at them, "ARE YOU CRAZY??!! What kind of world do you live in where you don't want to be at home with your children?!" So dear Lord hear my prayer... may there never come a day where I would rather be away from him than with him. I pray that I remain an outsider in those conversations and that I NEVER partake in one. But also let me remember daily that he is a precious gift that I am borrowing from You. Thank You Lord for this angel... thank You so very much.
Now back to birthday presents.