Yesterday I was watching the Today show with Kathie Lee and Hoda. They had two guest "experts" talking with them on ways to avoid stress and feeling blue (or something like this). To be quite honest, I wasn't paying that much attention. They went through the typical list (as I recall) don't drink too much caffeine, exercise, eat right, etc. Then Kathie Lee said something along the lines of... "Prayer is a powerful weapon when I am feeling that way. You know I say to myself, 'This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.' and that really helps me." [To the unfortunate English teacher that may be reading this I apologize for my punctuation errors.]
Like I said I was not paying close attention to this segment, but I heard that last part. The guest "experts" kind of stammered because Kathie Lee's statement was obviously not scripted. They replied with something lame like "yes, that can work or maybe meditation for some".
Kathie Lee, thank you for that unexpected reminder.
So today even though my little guy has been fussy, not had a good nap, pooped all over his clothes...again, etc, I am choosing to rejoice and be glad in the day God has given us. I rejoice to the Lord that Eli isn't sick right now. I rejoice to the Lord that He has entrusted me with Eli's life and has equipped me to be his mommy. I rejoice that even when I fail God is faithful to lift me back up. I am glad Eli isn't constipated. I am glad that my husband comes home every evening and helps me and assures me that I am doing a good job. I am glad that Eli smiles at me all the time. I am rejoicing that God allowed us to bear this child.
This is just the tip of the ice berg when it comes to all that I can rejoice and be glad to the Lord for.
Thanks Kathie Lee.
And because Eli makes me smile all the time- here's a couple pictures to make you smile too.
|We were uncharacteristically ready for church 20 minutes early so that meant we had time for pictures.|
|Daddy needed a picture too!|
|Eli sitting up like a big boy!|