Last night I went to dinner with a girlfriend and my dear hubby stayed home with the kids. It was so refreshing to get out and away from everything. We had a blast! I got a margarita and SUCKED it down! Hee Hee It had been way too long since I indulged in a drink or time out with a friend. We met at 7:15 and we closed the place down at 11. When I got home my dear hubby had all the kids in bed, the kitchen cleaned up and he was in the bedroom watching TV, just waiting for me to get home. We talked for a little while and then it was lights out. The end to a perfect evening, however my son decided he wanted to continue his waking and screaming fits at 1:30am. I cared for him, then he was up again at 5:30, this time I let him cry it out.....after 2 hours he finally went back to sleep. It was a long night, but easy for me to handle since I had a break earlier in the night.
I am always amazed at how God provides for me. I don't know why, but every time I just sit back in awe of His marvelous works. This morning I was reminded how refreshing just a few hours "off duty" can change your whole perspective on things. Instead of being irritated at my sleep being interrupted, I was happy to go to my sons side and calm him. I have been flexible today with the children, not easily angered and relaxed. Why does it take a night out for me to understand and appreciate all that God has given me? Then after all this, I go and read a fellow bloggers blog this morning and I am overwhelmed with emotion.....crying in joy for her and seeing how small my problems or irritations are compared to others. My prayer today is to feel refreshed everyday and not take things for granted. I pray that I see my blessings for what they are.....blessings from my Heavenly Father!