Thursday, April 1, 2010
Being Content in "Whatsoever State I Am"
Even with morning sickness (Scratch that. Evening sickness. Right when my family needs me most.). Even in Nevada when I'd frankly rather be with my mom right now in Florida (not instead of my husband but along WITH my husband and kids). Even though I feel like if I did not have time before, it just got cut in half. I will practice contentment. I will practice being cheerful, genuinely cheerful, not pasting a smile on and pretending everything is okay. Even when I fail my kids and my husband miserably. I do not think it's too much to practice contentment. It's not being fake. Throwing up does not make me want to sing. But nor is it my family's fault. It's no one's fault. It's a season of my life that I will celebrate and go through every minute, good and bad, eyes wide open and being thankful to be alive to share it with those precious to me. I will be content and not want to rush through even the hard times. Because at the end of this it will be the same: joys and sorrows, hard times and great times. God's grace is sufficient, and I like finding contentment in Him and His plan.