Do I look tired? I am. Very tired. Tired is normal for a Mama working the 24/7 shift. But aren't we all tired? Aren't we all working hard at our jobs, and our families, and our lives? I think that's mostly true. And when I look around at you and you look around at me, I pray we do not merely see the tiredness, or the hard stuff. I pray we see the smile, and the joy in the work, the feelings of accomplishment in our successes, and the looks of determination to keep moving forward for better. Even when it's hard. I pray we see the person, and not just the work. Because we are not just what we do. We are all God's workmanship. So, I pray that in between our labor and strides, there is great, deep laughter, and much thankfulness.
There is for me! Sometimes it's hard. But God has poured His grace into my days, shown me kindness that I'm so grateful for, and gives me a million reasons to laugh all the time. Even in the hard. We laugh a lot here!
So do I look tired? Yes, I probably do. It's really okay, though. Because I've got coffee and cuddles, sunshine and smiles, and because I love my job. I love my family. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love my Jesus, and I'm thankful that he never counts me out! Look for the good, and you will find it. I'm not perfect, but I'm blessed.