It’s the number of people in our home who always need help locating lost items. It’s the number of people who never clean up after themselves. Six is the number of people that need attention each day. Six is the number of people in our home who act as though without their mother (and wife), they simply wouldn’t be able to do anything at all.
I spent a long time on my knees this morning. Lately I’ve been praying for my family to understand. I’ve been praying for them to change. I’ve been praying. I’ve been asking for help. I’ve been frustrated, terrified, tired, overworked and feeling under appreciated.
And I’ve been wrong.
They say a Mother’s work is never done. I can tell you – that’s the truth. Being a mom is difficult. It’s scary. It’s frustrating. It can be incredibly overwhelming at times.
It’s rewarding. It’s wonderful. It’s heart-warming and infectious. It’s the only job in the world where you can be paid in hugs and be okay with it.
So now I’m praying for patience. Understanding. Help in understanding the needs of my family. I pray for a soft heart and loving kindness. I pray for the ability to teach them to be considerate, understanding, unselfish and kind. I pray for the opportunities to teach them the importance of sharing and lifting one another’s burdens.
Six people who love me. Six people who are growing. Six people in my life that I have a chance to learn from. Six blessings. Six opportunities for me to serve and be served.
Six seems to be my number. But I’d rather focus on another number.
One eternal family.
QUESTION: What helps you change your focus or perspective when you’re stuck in a negative rut?
CHALLENGE: Try changing your reality today by simply changing your focus or perspective.