by Kelli Artherton
As I write this today I am one sleepy momma! Last night my 2.5 year old daughter decided she didn’t want to sleep at all last night. I sulked up the stairs the first time she cried, then the second time, and by the third time I heard a voice inside my head saying,”Kelli you are blessed, you are a momma to a beautiful, healthy baby girl.”
The next two times after that I went to her room much more thankful. I hugged her a little more, I rocked her a little more. I was thankful for those moments there in the wee hours of night. Because I was quickly reminded by my loving Father that these moments won’t last. That I was truly blessed to be a momma, while others prayed to be a mom. That I had the blessing of a healthy little girl, while others were praying for health.
You see when you put every struggle you are faced with into perspective you can always, always see the silver lining in every dark cloud. Our Heavenly Father hears our cries, hears every single prayer. He is quick to remind us of the tiny blessings around us every single day.
So today and every day I will chose to be thankful for crying babies, because I have children. I will chose to be thankful for a mess left by kiddos, because I have a house and kiddos. I will be thankful for an early alarm, because I have a job. I will be thankful for all chaos, because it means I’m alive and loved by The one almighty Father of Heaven.
I pray you find thanks in all of life’s nooks and crannies, because when you truly take time to be thankful not matter what nothing can knock you down.