When all my friends are blowing up Facebook with vacation pictures I try to remember the great trips we've taken in the past. I dwell on the fun times we've had around town and the great family nights playing games together. I try not to be so jealous of the sand between their toes, the fancy restaurants, and the shopping trips.
When I see ladies lunching with no kids in tow, when I envy their solo shopping trips, when I wish I had 10 minutes alone with no questions I must trust in God. I must praise Him for the blessings He has given me. I must remember that I serve Him by serving my family, homeschooling my kids, and taking grocery trips with 2 wild animals.
I'm not perfect. I get jealous. Oftentimes it's just too much. Sometimes I want to stomp my foot and beg for a new car/ a vacation/ some me time......usually though the feeling fleets quickly. I'll trade those things for the smiles and hugs and giggles that I get to enjoy every day. Thank you Lord.