I have decided that writing about anything on my mind is extremely cathartic to me and I may just have to give it a go more often.
Yesterday was my first go at writing for 10 minutes straight about whatever came to mind and not worrying if it made sense or flowed.
Being a blogger, the idea isn’t necessarily new to me, I just always thought I should have an end goal in mind, turns out that I didn’t need to.
This morning before I even opened my eyes I prayed. I prayed for the health of all in this household, my family, my co-workers and anyone who needed healing thoughts right now. I have a friends whose daughter is dealing with concussion symptoms. My little and I are still on antibiotics from last weeks ear infections and strep throat and on Tuesday my husband stayed home from work with an upset stomach. So…we need all the prayers for health that we can get.
I then prayed for my husband laying right next to me. I thanked God that I get to go to sleep and wake up next to him every single night. This is something that is very important to me. I have a difficult time falling asleep when Paul is home, but hasn’t decided to come up to bed with me. That didn’t used to be the case, but some time in the last year or so, I noticed that I just toss and turn if I go to bed first.
So, if I am tired before he is, I curl up next to him on the couch with a blanket and pillow and he wakes me when he is ready for bed. I truly believe it is this going to bed together every night that keeps us connected. It is part of our love language for each other. To curl up together and go through our nightly ritual before falling asleep. I am thankful for that.
I prayed for my children, the 3 that are currently under my roof and the 3 that will be this weekend. I prayed over my job that God my steer me in the way that he sees fit. That he will help me to know what is too much, what is not enough and what is just right (Thank you Goldilocks).
I prayed for the food in the fridge. As I would be getting out of bed in moments to make my husbands lunch (yes I make his lunch every day, not because he can’t, but because I can) and I would also be gathering what I needed to make lunch for 3 kids. I have a fridge and cupboard full of food to do that and to get inspiration for dinner tonight.
I prayed for the money in my bank account. Even though at times it isn’t much it is enough to pay all of our bills (and it wasn’t always like that). I thanked God for the money that helps pay for basketball, gymnastics, girl scout cookies and special other things. All goods that would have felt like extravagances that weren’t worth it just a few short years ago.
I prayed over our cars. That we have 2 new cars. That are covered under warranty still, that run that have low miles and most importantly that get our family safely from point A to point B.
Thank you God from Whom All Blessings Flow!!