I spent most of my third full-term pregnancy exhausted and achy. You’d think that’d be a good reason to be whiny. I thought so, and I did just that – a lot of it.
Looking back I realize that I wasn’t being a good witness of the true blessing of pregnancy and the end result – motherhood. Yes, I love my child and yes I was very thankful that God had protected this baby all the way through my pregnancy.
This isn’t just a pregnancy issue. I tend to be grumpy and whine a lot. I have a lot to be thankful for yet, I air all the bad stuff. I want to change this in my life.
So, what could I have done differently?
— And what can I do differently now?
1. Express my concerns to my family that I need extra rest without being irritable, mean and unsociable.
2. Reflect the joy lost deep inside that I held for the baby I was carrying at the time.
3. Lean on God a
little lot more for His strength.
God directs us to…
Do all things without murmurings and disputings. (Philippians 2:14)
That’s my goal for this week. Pregnancy is behind me, but I can have a grateful attitude about life and my not-so-enjoyable circumstances by focusing on the Lord and what He has provided in my life that are blessings.
Thanks to LeighAnn for bringing this to my attention.