Gratitude to Get Through it All

A while ago, I started reflecting on how to lift my spirits, and feel closer to the Lord.  It started when I thought about the comments that start flying this time of year about getting ourselves ready for conference- and I thought, I feel so out of it. What with running kids back and forth to 3 different schools (a minimum of 40 miles/day)  plus the other school and stuff  at home- I’m just so tired.  I mean- there are stages to fatigue;  and saying “tired” doesn’t really even come close.  Tired enough to scream at the sky, or your kids – well, that’s a little tired.  Tired enough to start crying for no reason at all- that’s starting to get there.  Then there’s the stage of walking down the hall at a 30 degree angle cause your brain feels better that way.  Then there’s the no tears left stage. Then there’s so tired that your bones hurt and you start getting dyslexic on the keyboard and your memory feels foggy and worse for the wear ( That’s when you finally overcome your resistance to going to the doctor.)

Well, I keep feeling prompted to get back to the old fashioned “count your blessings.” It’s a good place to be for the start of November.


I’m grateful for an awesome Hubby- who loves me no matter what, and has worked hard to make himself the hero of my heart.  This past month he has fixed my dryer and kept me going in many other ways-  Oh, and speaking of that, I am VERY grateful for Dryers!  Even though I had the opportunity to teach the kids how to string a clothes line and hang laundry to dry  😛  I’m glad I don’t have to do that as a habit.


Ok- lets see…  I’m grateful for the chance to see the Phoenix Temple open house-It’s over an hour drive from here- so we took a sick day from school.  It was very worth it.IMG_1802

I am grateful for my bird feeders– the little finches and hummingbirds lift my soul when I am so tired and low


I am grateful for my kids.  They are growing so much- and I can often catch moments of maturity amidst the struggle.   And I am REALLY grateful for the tiny quiet moments.  It seems like I haven’t had many of those lately.   I  can tell I am starting to move forward, because I have actually been able to think thru ponderings and writing a parable or two.  I’ll upload them later.

So, it’s all good.

–May you have a very peaceful moment or two yourself, this lovely Sabbath day.


Categories: LDS Mom of Autism, Midnight musings | 1 Comment

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  1. Sarah Brock

    Thanks for sharing! I sometimes feel like a victim of my circumstances, but it’s not true. There is beauty all around, and I need to be grateful!

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