Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Today I decided...

Today I decided that sleep deprivation is a mindset. I can refuse that mindset if I want to. And I want to. I am perfectly fine (truly) and will sleep through the night again someday.

Along with that revelation, I decided that I am honored and blessed to care for my healthy, happy baby. Anytime of the day or night.

I decided that Sunda deserves the utmost of my patience and humor. Especially when her sister is being impatient. It’s not Sunda’s fault.

I decided that walking around stressed because of having a few full time jobs makes me look old and haggard. I’m only 26. I’m not old and haggard. Mascara helps this effort. So does refusing to be stressed. Your lack of planning does not constitute my emergency.

I decided that my husband being away is a great time for me to concentrate on Jesus, my girls, and myself. And to give myself pedicures and watch Friends marathons (I decided I’m not tired, remember?)

I decided that joy is a decision. Contentment is a decision. Love is a decision. And grace is a decision. It will be abundant in my life.

It's cool to be able to decide that. Good thing I can rely on God for the follow through...

5 comments:

mommamarsha said...

My darling daughter.
You have hit the nail on the head of motherhood and all of it's trials. Your attitude and love of your children will keep you young and vibrant. By the way, you look BEAUTIFUL in the family photo.

sophanne said...

you do look stunning in that photo as does the rest of your family and I knew since I met you that "Grace" was your middle name and I DON'T mean "grays"

Beth said...

I love this last picture of you. In fact, I love pictures of you in general and need more in my life. Post away!

LillyB said...

Today I decided you need to post something new!! That baby girl is going to be a year before we get to see or hear something new about her!

Adam & Kelly said...

Love the blog so far! so glad you guys DECIDED to sit, eat & talk with us @ the conference. Very helpful for us! THanks for the email - so excited to continue to read more!