6.10.2008

something is gratitude

It's moments like these...when you start out the day with so much ambition and patience, and peace. Then the whining begins. The battles ensue. The screaming. The tv. The fighting. The tantrums. And you find yourself kneeling in the closet, because they may not find you there... asking, for something. Because you love them. And you need help.

That makes this...the something.



I'm grateful. For whining.

Some moms would love to have some.

8 comments:

Natalie said...

oh, that is just too heartbreaking. Thanks for the reminder. Do you know them?

MiaKatia said...

That was heartbreaking. I wish I didn't need the reminder, but every so often I find myself getting caught up on the stress of here and now and losing my perspective. I will say a prayer for that family.

cally said...

No, I don't know them. I followed links from Shannon. I shouldn't be snoopy, but it hit me just when I asked for a good slap in the face to bring me back to what is real, and fragile.

Sheila said...

I am so glad that you found this... the thing that struck me the hardest is that this tiny little girl died the day our Madison was born. I also viewed their blog & came to realize how brief our lives are in the grand sceme of things... and how much we take for granted. This story broke my heart... but I was so impressed with the courage of her Mommy & Daddy... donating her organs to save the life of another child... that is the ultimate sacrifice at a time when you can't even think straight. I will pray for Lucy's sweet family.
toodles, Sheila

Roses Are Red, Violets are Violet said...

yeah, this freaks me out a little that one day we can be posting for help with a facebook page and the next day announcing the death of a child. hat one really hit home...

life is so very fragile.

Andrea & da boyz said...

Thanks for making me cry...and not over what my last cry was, which was feeling sorry for myself because my kids won't let me sleep...or something. Ugh. Thanks for reminding me of just how precious these little rascals really are. I couldn't stop reading their blog. I will pray for them too.

Megan said...

A good reminder, that chaos can be a wonderful blessing!

Rita said...

I'm sitting here in tears, thankful that I can look across the room at my youngest as he gets into mischief and flashes me the most beautiful smile.

God bless that family -- my heart just breaks for them.

Thanks for that reality check.