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abjnsm25 | Abbie | After a long day, this mom has punched out! ;) #nofilter #myview 
The past few months the kids have been sick more days than healthy. It seems like winter might be dragging on forever. And a good night's sleep is hard to come by around here. 
Stop. 🛑

Is all that real? Yes. 
Does me repeating that over in my head do me ANY good? No. 
I have a choice. So what do I do? 
Give thanks, rejoice, and pray.

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After a long day, this mom has punched out! ;) The past few months the kids have been sick more days than healthy. It seems like winter might be dragging on forever. And a good night's sleep is hard to come by around here. Stop. 🛑 Is all that real? Yes. Does me repeating that over in my head do me ANY good? No. I have a choice. So what do I do? Give thanks, rejoice, and pray. "Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in ALL circumstances; for this God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 3 things. Doesn't seem so hard does it? Until it is. Until Satan finds a way to meddle in your heart, determined for you to focus on the negative. Not today. Not today, Satan. Rejoice always. I praise you Lord for healing. I praise you for creating each of us, our bodies... so intricately. That we can fight off infection, move, breathe, play. I praise you for puzzles on the floor and afternoon movie cuddles. I praise you that this is all minor stuff and in a few days we will be feeling better. Pray continually. Lord, I ask for strength. I ask for patience. For everything there is a season. Help me to be kind and caring. Long suffering. Help me to be thankful when my hubby walks in the door, not throw 10,000 reasons as to why today was awful. Help me to be gracious to my children. Give thanks. Thank you Lord for medicine so my babies can feel better. Thank you for warm houses on freezing days. A hubby who provides so I get to stay home and snuggle. Thank you for a family, for a mom who texts me back at all hours and is my personal webMD. Thank you for sweet boys who kiss my tummy and ask how our baby is doing. Thank you for music, for books, and for a hubby who doesn't ask questions but allows me an hour to myself after the kids are asleep. This isn't easy. It doesn't come naturally to me. I want to wallow. I want to have a pity party. Or zone myself out with food, or a TV show. Trust me... I'm not perfect, and I fall victim to this mentality too often! But I do have a choice. And today I choose this. Continued below....