Today I Am Grateful For Worms.

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Thank you God for worms. Yes, worms. I was looking out of my bedroom window this morning and noticed how pretty the green grass looked covered in the morning dew. I owe much of this beauty to those small worms who cultivate my soil all day and make it soft and healthy. Thank you for making them such hard little workers God, they remind me that my duties, no matter how small can make a pretty significant difference in a big way.

Thank you God for stinky diapers. I had to change a pretty bad one today. At first I couldn't get past the feeling that if I inhaled one more breath of those rotten egg fumes I may pass out in my own vomit, but then I looked down at my beautiful daughter, who was looking at me with her big eyes, blowing bubbles and smiling ever so big, and you know what I wanted... more stinky diapers because these special moments are fleeting and I could use some more of them, smell and all.

Thank you God for the endless amounts of laundry, the ceaseless dishes, the hungry mouths to feel, the floors to mop, and carpets to vacuum. I have found so much joy at the end of each day looking at my happy family and sometimes clean house and realizing how much I am relied on and how much service I can give. It makes me feel good to help people God, so thank you for pushing me to do that every day.

Thank you God for babies. Especially mine. I don't know how you were able to create a soul so loving, a body so chunky, a laugh so contagious, eyes so big and bright, fingers so dimpled, skin so soft, and a little body that is full of such happy energy... but I am grateful you did. And, God... thank you for giving her to me. I don't know how I could ever deserve such a blessing, but thank you for blessing me with it anyway. You sure love me don't you?

Thank you God for hubbies and leading me to mine. He is the perfect amount of silly, caring, and strong. He loves me so much, and tries so hard to be good for me and to me. God, he is so funny isn't he? He makes me laugh so hard. I love it. I love him. You obvious knew just what type of guy I needed because he tries every stubborn part of me and heals every broken piece of me all at once and at the end of the day I feel whole and better and more blessed because of him.

Thank you God for tiny clothes. I am looking at the cute blue bird sewn on the butt on my chubby babies pants and there really isn't anything cuter. Except for all the rest of her tiny clothes that I have to replace so quickly because she grows so fast... speaking of which...

Thank you God for time. Time for me to spend with my baby, family, and friends. Thank you that even though time passes much to fast, that it is there, and that I get to enjoy it. Thank you for the time you give me to try again and hopefully get it right this time. Thank you for the time you let pass when you don't answer my prayers right away. Thank you for taking time with me each night when I pray, I know you have a whole lot to do, but I appreciate you take time to listen to me.

Thank you God for imperfection. Thank you for making me notice mine... for helping me change what I can, and accept what I cannot. Thank you for surrounding me in imperfect people who teach me that imperfect isn't bad, its human and that we ALL truly, badly and consistently need you.

Thank you God that my toilet didn't overflow today. I know I shouldn't have stuck that extra clump of toilet paper in it. But I did because I was delusion and thought my toilet could handle it... Thanks for having my back and helping the water stop rising a hundredth of an inch below the rim because I really didn't want to deal with that this morning.

Thank you God for bad days. They make the good ones so much better. Thank you for making it possible for me to look back on my bad days and be grateful for them in a way that I never will understand. All I know is the bad has made me better, its made me grow and though I would never go back and relive some of those days, and I thankful for the person I have become because of them and with your help. Thank you for the opposition in my life that helps me find and experience true joy.

Thank you for giving my husband a good job so I can stay home with my baby, thank you for seasons in the weather and in life, thank you for doctors, for medicine, for good people, for families. Thank you for the good and the bad, the big and the small, for everything really.

Yes thank you for everything God. There are some days I struggle to say that but its true. Thank you for everything because your plan for me, for my family, for my friends, for ALL of us is so very perfect and crazy and hard all at once... but its so very beautiful too. So keep doing it God and I'll keep working on being grateful for it and together I think we will do just fine.    

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful post-- thank you for sharing! Sometimes it's so hard to be grateful for little things....but we have to be!