Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today, I'm thankful

...for cooler mornings that make me put on socks (even if they are mismatched!) 

...for time while my kids are still sleeping to read. 

 ...for my husband who made my coffee (I'm thankful for coffee too!).

...for my little people who are now up, even with their wet sheets that need changing and diaper that needs changing.

...for homemade chocolate chip scones, made in preparation for Irene, the storm that did not even affect our power.
...for lukewarm chocolate chip scones, coffee that is no longer piping hot, and a book I'll probably not get to read this morning because I'm a mommy first.

Joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush--it is what happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil. So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks. You will not even remember the work of all this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you.
Today, I'm thankful for joy.


  1. :-) love it. Do you think the library has that book? And, if not, can I borrow your copy when you're done?

  2. Thank you for posting! I would love to read that book too! You are a great mommy! :)

  3. It's a wonderful book, but not at my local library. My copy is raged dogeared, but I would be willing to lend it.

  4. I really like this post... Being a first time stay at home mommy, coming from 10 years of a tough, demanding career is a hard adjustment. I have been having trouble accepting the sometimes 'circular' days of diapers, feedings, naps, attempted naps, drool wiping, etc. I often get frustrated and ask myself what have I accomplished? Because it can't be measured in work productivity, time budgets or meeting agendas. But, I'm learning that even those days that seem like a blur, I've still loved my baby boy, read to him, played with him and kept him healthy and (hopefully) happy. And that is becoming the most rewarding accomplishment for me. Thanks :-)


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