Friday, September 7, 2012

A Short Prayer

Dear Lord,
It's me again. It's been a long day, and I'm tired. I hate getting up at 5 AM, but thank you for granting me another day.

I hate having to drive an hour every day to get my kids to school on time, but I thank you for having a vehicle to drive.

I had to take another test at school today, but thank you for giving me the courage to be back in school at my age, and thanks for the determination to get through it.

I've been so busy that I haven't had a chance to eat yet today and it's 1:30 in the afternoon. Thank you for the food that is in my refrigerator.

I'm stuck in traffic trying to pick up my kids from daycare. Thank you that I'm not the one in the accident that is causing the back-up.

My child is not moving fast enough because he hasn't finished his dinner at daycare. Thank you for the providers that feed him healthy meals and care for him when I can't be there.

The long drive to pick up my other son can be frustrating. Thank you for allowing me the time in the car to talk to my oldest child, to connect and know how his day was today.

It's a long walk inside the school to find my youngest child in the gym. Thank you for the opportunity of a good education and amazing teachers available for my him.

My kids are so loud in the car, I can hardly think. Thank you for the laughter that fills my car, even if it relates to pooping and farting.

It's a pain in the butt to have to go door-to-door selling coupon books to support Kaiden's 3rd grade mission to raise money for iPads for their classroom. Thank you for such kind, understanding and generous neighbors.

I have to take time out of my busy night to run my son to my brother-in-law's to try on a tiny tux for Kam. Thank you for family and being able to participate in their celebrations and special moments in their lives.

I need to take more time out of my nightly schedule to help my husband with an estimate for his work. Thank you for providing us with income and a job.

Can't my children just go to sleep when I ask them? Thank you for children who feel that can't sleep unless they get hugs, kisses, and secret handshakes from their parents.

I take one more hour out of my day to talk to my mom on the phone. Thank you for my parents who are still here to talk to.

I have tons of laundry to do and must stay up late until it's dry, or else my kids won't have anything to wear to school tomorrow. Thank you for the clothes on our backs.

I'm tired, Lord. But thank you for everything in my life that has exhausted me.