Saturday, November 22, 2008

Gratitude.....


Sometimes - I enjoy a good pity party.

I am too busy.
The laundry somehow multiplies hourly.
Why, exactly, have I volunteered to do so much at the Elementary School?
I am tired of telling my kids not to do something one million times - and then again.
I am tired of cooking.
There are not enough hours in the day to get things done.
My Hub's weird work schedule has him gone more that I would like.
I don't live near my Mom and Sisters.
Our retirement account is down by nearly 50%.
I don't want to clean pee off the back of anymore toilet seats anymore........

HOWEVER-

Tonight my Hub is out of town and the kids are at a sleep over. So, I went out with girlfriends to see TWILIGHT. And when I got home, my house was too quiet. It felt empty and lonely. And I was reminded of who I do it all for. I am so incredibly grateful that I have them - and that I have the capacity to serve them. I am grateful that The Hub has a great, and very secure job, and that he works hard to provide for us. I am glad that we are relatively unaffected by the current economic crisis, even considering the retirement account. I am glad that I have a house to clean, clothes to wash, and food on the table. (I will try to keep my enthusiasm for the food to a minimum!)

So - I am off to bed with a happy heart. I will try to suffer through my solitude as I spread out in the king size bed - using all four pillows, and I as sleep in tomorrow.

I just wish that someone else would pitch in with wiping the pee off the back of the toilet.

6 comments:

Kristy said...

I LOVE YOU! Thanks again for everything.

Brooke said...

You're a great mom and a great wife! I'm so glad that you got to go out and a fun girls night! We haven't made it to Twilight yet but Justin read all of the books and we will certainly be going this week. I wonder how I can get rid of all of my kids to a sleepover...

Becca said...

I love you too!! I love the insights and I think I needed to hear that tonight--it was a great reminder! Miss you!

Gustogirl said...

So fun to go see a movie and come home to a quiet house. I hear ya on the mundane household chores, ugh!! I think my laundry has a mind of its own!!!

Sprout said...

I know exactly how you feel!! It could be worse though...think Sun Tunnell photo posted on Facebook. What was she thinking, oh well it made me :).

DeLaina said...

Save some of that pee for June and I'll help you with toilet cleaning, but only if we do lots of OTHER fun stuff while I'm there!