Sunday, May 11, 2008

reflecting realistically

My Hurrah! for motherhood.

my kids are healthy.
So many different things can be brought upon us in the blink of an eye. A damn cold brings my world crashing. I am not the best at care giving. Nurturing is a trait I am attempting to grasp, but I count my blessings that a snotty nose and a cough that wakes me (even though I pretend to sleep through it) at 3 am is the worst of it because there are many of you out there who are blessed, yes I did say blessed, with a harsher reality. I know we are given what we can handle.

Let's pretend we got to take our most aggravating problem, write it down on a piece of a paper and throw the paper into a bowl. Only to find out we had to pass the bowl around and draw out a random problem. I firmly believe after seeing how our lives would now be burdened, we would barter and beg to have our original ache returned. I am so thankful for my worries... no details. I'll just say I can handle what is on my plate.

Happy Mother's Day. May you all realize you have been blessed with what you can handle.
Too deep? I am a tad sleepy. xxoo, kris

6 comments:

Chrissy said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Kris. I very much believe what you said, in fact many times the thought that we aren't given more than we can handle is what keeps me clinging by my fingernails to my sanity.

Chris and Bethany said...

Very wise words. I am grateful for the trials I have had because they have made me who I am.

Danielle Christiansen said...

Hope you had a great fantastic Mothers Day.
I loved your sign idea, you left on my blog!

kourtney said...

Don't forget you are blessed with a great husband, two handsome and funny boys, and one sweet and beautiful little girl and one fabulous mom and two awesome, terrific, witty, stunning, and super excellent sisters, and a cool brother!

Jess said...

I hear ya on that! I have learned to not complain (too loudly anyway, because it can always be MUCH worse!)

You are blessed with so much! I think your family is tops! Hope you had a superb Mothers Day. How many items were crossed off your list?

Mindi said...

good to be reminded that it is what i can handle, as some days i question that.....

hope you had a happy mother's day, kris!