Some days the "schtuff" we deal with on a daily basis seems insurmountable. It seems rough, stressful. Some of it even seems like a crisis. But, it helps to always remember how good we've got it.
I read a lot of blogs, partly because I love to read and partly because my heart gets attached quickly. My prayer list grows daily because of these blogs. Blogs like www.prayforkate.com, whose 6-year-old daughter is fighting a cancerous brain tumor yet they organized a toy-and-bible drive for area hospitals. Blogs like NieNie, who was burnt in a fatal airplane crash over a year ago yet still finds peace in the painful new reality she is facing. Blogs like the Macs, who lost their infant daughter to cancer a few weeks before her first birthday, and who just welcomed their new son. Blogs like Breezy Acres who is praying for their daughter, born so early, and trying to find balance, or Ellie, who came through prematurity like a champ! Blogs like Julia, who after 13 pregnancies now has 3 healthy kids, and blogs like Losing the Babywait, who is still waiting for a little girl to become theirs.
These bloggers have or are going through a real crisis, a real test of faith. Some stumble, some fall, some shine like the morning sun. Some will have happy endings, some may not. All are testament to God's love, in good times and in bad times. And all remind me to be grateful, thankful, praise-filled for the blessings we have been given. I hear their voices, when I have frustrated-mom moments; I hear them saying, "You are so lucky to have four (mostly) healthy children! Enjoy them! You are so lucky to be able to do normal Mom things! Enjoy it! Take nothing for granted."
It's a nice reminder to have; I just wish there was a less painful way to receive it, and I wish everyone could hear it.