I read this today in Small Steps for Catholic Moms:
"Be it little or much, be content with what you have and pay no heed to him who would disparage your home" Sirach 29:23
Dear God, it's hard for me to let go of things I think I have a "right" to--like a good night's sleep or time to my self. Help me to find contentment in accepting these small sacrifices whenever you allow me the opportunity.
This really hits home with me right now (and for the past few months, actually) as we are busier and the kids have been sick several times. All of which makes it hard to acheive a good night's sleep or "me" time. Whenever I turn around, someone needs me and that is a hard burden for me to bear. I like how self-sufficient and independent my children are and it grates on my nerves when they need more. This simple little page in my book has got me thinking about how lucky I am to "only" be needed a little and I'm going to work on changing my perspective a bit.