Dear Father,
I want to thank you for the three little coats that I re-hang in the closet several times a day. Thank you for the endless laundry that results from having a beautiful family of five. Thank you for the dirty dishes I have to wash after each meal because, as always, you provide food for us daily. Thank you that my husband leaves our home in the dark each morning to go to a job that you so graciously provided him with. Thank you for the stretch marks that remind me of the three beautiful gifts you’ve given me. Thank you for the wrinkles under my 26 year old eyes that are a result of laughing so hard I feared I’d wet my pants. Thank you for the friends and sisters in Christ that cause me to laugh that hard on a regular basis! Thank you for the four beds that must be changed weekly and for the many rooms of carpet that I vacuum almost daily. Thank you for the outragous cell phone bill (that Josh’s company pays!) every month because I have a mother who also happens to be my best friend and I have the priveledge to talk to her (on the phone) several times a day. 🙂 Thank you for the sandpaper that are my children, gently (and sometimes not so gently) sloughing away my faults and short comings to reveal the godly wife and mother that You created me to be. Thank you for busy days and crazy weekends that are full of family get togethers and church functions because you designed us to have fellowship with one another and to bring You glory through it all. Most of all, thank you for the cross and for the ultimate sacrifice of Your Son, that all might have the opportunity to know You and spend eternity with You.
May I never grow so weary in my every day routines that I forget all that You’ve blessed me with and all that I have to be thankful for.
P.S. I highly recommend Kate Gosselin’s book, Multiple Blessings. I’ve cried through every chapter at God’s incredible miracles of life, love, provision, mercy, and grace. It will certainly cause you to watch their show in a different light and be thankful for all the little things in life that we likely take for granted. Read it!