Yes, it's been a really long time since I have blogged. The last part of the summer and beginning of school was so in need of my full attention. Moms, you can relate. Life is what it is and mine was busy.
I've never had much time to myself since the kids were born. Now that they are all in school full time, my life has changed. Stress levels have dropped, routines are flowing, life is good. Well, not without it's bumps and bruises- some literal.
I am a thankful person, but lately I am making a real effort to say exactly what I am thankful for in prayer. Sure saying "Thank you God for all my blessings" is good, but recounting many of the big and lots of little blessings is a great way to remember that He is with you all day long. He's with you folding laundry, packing school lunches, running errands...
Isn't that amazing! The little things that make up our day, the things that keep our family running are blessed by God.
Now on the flipside- He's with us when things go wrong too. My 7yr old son was rushed to the ER after a head injury at his school playground. God knew that would happen and placed the people in place to care for him and react in the way they all did. His teacher and school nurse especially have a special place in my heart. Both were so concerned and caring. Thankfully my little boy is fine, but you just never know what could have happened, I know that God had his hand in this situation and for that I am so thankful!
Count your blessings friends and remember "A thankful heart is a happy heart."