I have not enjoyed very much this summer.  I am pregnant with our fourth child and I have felt horrible all summer.  I was sick with the other three kids but nothing like this.  I spent most of my summer laying in bed hoping the nausea would go away.  We ate out more in July than I think my kids ever have in their lives.  They were beginning to think that McDonald’s is a regular dietary staple.  My house has not been taken care of as I would have liked.  The kids have watched more tv than ever before.  I am slacking in my scripture study and other spiritual areas.  I could go on and on, but I know we all have times like this in our lives.  There are times when we either don’t feel well physically or emotionally and just need to take a little time out.  I also know that things will get better and that Heavenly Father does not forget us.  I know that no matter how we feel, he sends us what we need when we need it.

I am grateful for a husband who didn’t mind coming home from work and picking up my slack and picking up the house!  I am grateful for a friend who sensed our needs and brought my family a wonderful home cooked meal on a day that I just couldn’t bear to eat fast food again.  I am grateful that I was able to quit work to stay home full time with my kids.  I am grateful we will soon have another child in our family.  I am grateful for this beautiful sunset we experienced one night at my parent’s home.

It’s easy to sit and wallow in our pain.  But, when we think of all we are grateful for, it makes things much easier to bear.

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