I know one day I will miss it. But today I am totally exhaustified of driving my smaller humans all over creation. I am tired of coming in and out of the cold. Tired of getting interrupted every time I get into the groove of getting something accomplished. Yes, today I am grumpy. I am tired of people talking. I am tired of an endlessly dirty kitchen. I am tired of the overflowing garbage can. I am tired of dinner in 3 shifts. I am tired of the potential snow coming in and the endless questions of whether my kids will have school tomorrow.
But, here is the perspective in all of that grumpy/tiredness…I have a nice car to drive those small humans to their fun activities. I have warm clothes and jackets and heat to keep me warm. I have things getting accomplished, just a bit slower than I would like. I have a spouse and 5 children who want to talk with and share with me and try and make my grumpy self laugh. I am thankful for an abundance of food to eat and cook and prepare the leads to the dirty dishes. I am thankful that the trash is taken out by healthy children and the garbage company will pick it up from the curb tomorrow. I am thankful for the schools my kids go to that will take their safety into consideration when the weather is questionable. I am thankful they have a school to go to where they can learn.
I am truly grateful that His mercies are new every morning and that tomorrow is a new day. I am thankful that my family gives grace and space when I am in this kind of mood. I am thankful that they all care enough to ask if I am okay and notice when I am off. I will take a day to be a little grumpy, but tomorrow I will change my attitude and chose joy!
Ephesians 4:7, “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”