Sunday, June 23, 2013

a prayer

as i snuggle my beautiful new boy, i sometimes start to feel guilt about my blessings. two wild and handsome big boys, and now this new little one. three sons. why do i get these blessings when others so desperately want even one child? or more children.

i used to be so overwhelmed by guilt over my blessings. we live in a world where a lot of bad things happen to innocent people. i can't even hardly listen to NPR anymore-the world news makes me cry. one day while i was talking to my mom about this, she reminded me that, when we pray the morning offering, we offer to God our "prayers, works, joys, and sufferings".

i acknowledge that i am completely unworthy of these gifts. i thank God for all that He has blessed us with. and when those feelings of guilt start to creep in, i offer up my joys and say a prayer.


  1. I love your boys, too. I know we aren't sisters but your joy is my joy and I am really joyful for you :)

  2. Sigh. Baby boys are so wonderful.
    I share your joy as well.

  3. Be joyful for others. Suck all the love out of those boys and then swallow it and let it fill you. This is how you'll give love to others who need it.

  4. Congrats on a beautiful little boy!!

  5. Wonderful baby love makes the world go round. I understand being a bit ashamed by the blessings when so many others are truly suffering, but your mom is right. God will take our joys and sufferings. Give those three a snuggle.

  6. I read this back when you posted it...and I cried.