Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Unwrapping Blessings

It is only Tuesday. . .

We have had a couple of rough mornings in our house. A few tears, a little attitude and a lot of deep breaths.

This morning as I walked back into my house after taking my daughter to school while I was still in my pjs, (which I usually don't do because she walks. . .don't even ask), I glanced at the wall in my family room.

There it was, everything that really matters.

For the past week we have taken time as a family to write down our blessings. Sure some of them are not real deep. Things like, "I am blessed that my mommy makes good cookies" - Nadia.

But there are things on that tree that make my heart complete. Things like: "I am blessed that my family knows Jesus Christ because He is an awesome God." - Taylor and "I am blessed to learn about God." - Madelyn

I am reading through our blessings and I know that the crazy mornings are part of being a mom. However, knowing that my kids love the Lord, that makes every crazy morning worth it.

I am joining Emily over at Chatting at the Sky for Tuesdays Unwrapped. If you need a little encouragement today, stop by and read all the other blog posts about all of the other women that are Unwrapping the Beauty of the little things in life.


A Little Of This And That said...

"Everything that really matters." You're so right.

Excellent post.

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

This is such a cool idea. I've always loved trees and what a smart and clever project to involve the kids and their hand cut-outs. And to have them think of blessings.

I love this idea.
~ Wendy

Corinne said...

What a wonderful idea!!

dawn said...

This is a great idea. I like writing down your "blessings" vs. "what I'm thankful for". We usually do the what I'm thankful for route...and it lends itself more to listing things...family, pets, school, as opposed to how we feel blessed. Love it!

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

love this idea! hope this week gets better for you all! i know those mornings all too well!
Love Collette x