I woke up on the morning of the 8th and immediately climbed out of bed onto me knees. I was overwhelmed already! I prayed for strength and comfort. Then I went about the business of getting the kids breakfast, drinks and a show. Once they were settled on the couch, I got my own breakfast and sat at the computer. I like to check email and look at blogs first thing. I was so inspired and uplifted by what I read. And that continued for the next 2 days. The first that inspired me that day was Ann at Holy Experience. What I love most about her blog is the way she shows that God can and should be a part of every aspect of your daily life-from housework, to raising kids, to just finding the time to study the scriptures. I have been uplifted many, many times. This time I was especially inspired by her posts on December 8 and 9. I felt that Heavenly Father had answered my prayers.
The second one was Amanda at SouleMama. She is so incredible. I think her life is such a close match to what I want my life to be like (and is so far from!). I just love reading her blog first thing in the morning. I was inspired by her post on December 10 entitled "How we're going... this time." I was feeling so overwhelmed (yes first thing in the morning), but then I read these words "It's fair to say there are moments of being overwhelmed. Moments where one might wonder what one has gotten oneself into. But then. Always just then-at that moment before utter overwhelming panic sets in-a moment of peace, a clear sign of love. Surely a sight of family. All of the above stress is quieted and overshadowed by the reminder that this-this is what it's all about." Wow! Thanks for that. Even writing about it now, I am reminded in my heart of what is important.
I need to remember these things better and be content in the life that I have. It is good. And I am grateful.