I have done a far from perfect job with my husband away. I am so flawed as a mother (as a person!). I so often wonder if God looks at me this way, and wonders if perhaps someone wiser, more patient and better equipped should have had my place. I struggle, because this is exactly where I want to be, and yet... it's just so darned difficult! I get caught up in the stress of how hard it is and forget to be grateful. And I am SO grateful.
I don't want to be the kind of person who gets everything she wants - far, far more than she could ever deserve - and still complains about my miracle.
And so I have to remember, consciously, and with effort, even when it is difficult, that I am so.darned.blessed.
I have to remember that the beautiful cries of my baby - no matter how difficult to endure - are infinitely better than the quiet of their absence.
Remember that so much of life isn't what happens to us, but how we choose to respond; how we choose to rise to the occassion.
Remember that the lullaby of my frustrated tears in the dead of night are better than a hallelujah song.
Above all, I have to remember that - flaws and imperfections and all - God chose me to be Leah's mommy. That's a pretty powerful thought!
Here's the song, if you're interested. It'll have you reaching for the tissues if you're an easy target (like me!).