Well, I must say, I had quite the pity party for myself since my last post. But thanks to my wonderful husband who gave the most effective guilt trip lecture, I got over it. I realized that my problems were rediculous compared to the world around me.
For example, I complain that our house is too crowded with stuff. First of all, I have a house, and to have too much stuff-to say it out loud now seems CRAZY! Then I started talking about how hard having a fourth child was going to be. Yes, it will be different and might bring a little chaos for a couple of weeks, but there are people who can't have kids and I am having my fourth. We have some very close friends who have had so much trouble in this area, and when I thought about them and the way I was acting, I wanted to call them and apologize for my attitude. So, you know who you are, I'm sorry. Not that I did anything to you, but I felt like I owed you that.
I really can't remember what else I was complaining about, but I can assure you that all of the things were stupid. I am one of the most blessed women on the planet. I get to live out one of my few dreams in life, being a stay-at-home mom to my three amazing children. Thanks to my husband, I don't have to worry about taking them to day-care everyday. I get to be the one to take them to school, pick them up, make their meals, read to them, love them. It is the most amazing job EVER. I have a wonderful family, no matter how crazy they are : ). I have amazing friends that I couldn't live without. I am just overwhelmed when I look back over the life I have lived and see that God has chosen to bless me so abundantly, in spite of myself and the choices I have made.
So, the next time I get so "woe is me", I will have this post to look back on and remind me that I actually have no real woes in my life. I love my life and honestly wouldn't trade any of it for anything. I love you all and hope you have a blessed day.