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Monday, December 21, 2009

Humble Pie

A few weeks ago I got served a piece of Humble Pie. It was definitely a blow to my ego but one that I believe was much needed. I got called out on complaining about my blessings all the time rather than counting them. This was specifically referring to my kids. My first reaction was to be defensive, fight back, and tell that person that they have no idea what my life is like on a daily basis having to listen to non-stop whining, fighting a battle every 2 seconds with a toddler, and having to give out spankings and time-outs like candy on Halloween. But, once I calmed myself, prayed for wisdom, and searched my heart for offensive ways, I realized that this serving of Humble Pie was one I was unknowingly starving for.
Yes, being a mom is hard work and there are going to be quite a few bad days being that I am a mom of two toddlers, but sometimes I need to be reminded to stop and smell the roses. I need to focus on the positive aspects of my wild toddlers and appreciate the fact that God has even blessed me with them. There are way too many women out there who are aching, begging, pleading with God to be in my shoes; it would be the biggest blessing to them to sit in traffic for two hours with a whiny toddler in the backseat. In that moment they would thank God for blessing them with that precious healthy baby after years of being unable to conceive.
I got the message loud and clear and I have looked at my babies through different eyes for the past few weeks. It has not changed the fact that I still have to deal with whining, punishing, and changing smelly poop diapers but now along with noticing those things, I notice how often Noah asks to pray for people, how Maia just likes to cuddle with me and give me kisses, and how the two of them like to make each other laugh.
So it turns out that a big serving of Humble Pie was just what I needed even though I didn't know I needed it. It's funny how that seems to be a theme in my life right now: God giving me things that I really need even though I am oblivious to my need.

P.S. I really would like to thank the server of the pie as well. You have no idea how much this changed me! Love ya!


Shay said...

Very true. i think it is too easy in life to forget to be thankful for what we do have instead of complaining.

Bre said...

So awesome T!!! I had the same hard conversation eleven days ago and it has truly changed my heart, how I process situations, and ultimately my joy because I find myself praising God so much more. I still have a ways to go though :). Thank God for the people in our life who can be honest and show incredible selfless love because I know it was harder for my person to tell me than for me to receive it. Love you.

The 4 Moore's said...

Taleah, you are an amazing mother, one that I look up to. I know you love those babies with everything you have. You know I know what you are going through. But your right, sometimes it's hard not to get caught up in the fighting, whinning, etc. You have a very busy life which I think is just as hard as being a stay at home mommy. I suffer from the "cabin fever mommy of 2 toddlers" syndrom. Then every once in awhile I get my serving of pie and realize that I am that woman who begged and prayed for 6 years to have just one healthy baby. BEGGED!!! Now I have TWO! And a boy and girl. My prayers were answered, but yet I complain about them? You know it's human nature, but what's important is that we have hearts that are recieving of that Humble Pie slice every once in awhile.

Your a GREAT, AMAZING Woman, Wife & Mommy!!!!!

Nana said...

I know you know you are blessed. The blog kind of leans toward the negative for the humor in it. You're writing is funny. The babies are beautiful, wonderful gifts from the Lord. I am blessed because you are blessed.