You know those days...the whining, the crying, the messy house that gets picked up only to be destroyed again, the whining, the crying, etc. We've had quite a few of those days lately;)
When the girls are especially whiny I think to myself that THIS is what we must sound like to God. He gives us everything we need and is trying to discipline us and raise us up in the most loving way and all we can do sometimes is whine. I got a message from my friend Tatum last week saying pretty much the same exact thing. I guess its a lesson I need to learn.
Last night Annika asked me what I was reading about in the Bible. I was reading Paul's letter to the Colossians. I told her that I was reading about a man named Paul who wrote letters to people encouraging them. I said that first and foremost he was always very thankful to God. (granted he wasn't dealing with whiny kids...I'm just kidding) He was imprisoned when he wrote that letter to the Colossians. Wow.
So tonight I am thankful for little reminders that come in the form of whiny kids. Reminders of the fact that God has given me everything that I need and that he hears me (as annoying as I may sound at times). I am thankful for Paul and the fact that we can read about his gratefulness to God in spite of trials. I am thankful for two girls who are now sleeping peacefully after giggling their way through bath time. AND...
I am so thankful for our neighbor Miss Rosie who saved the day with cotton candy popsicles!!!