You know those days . . .
Those days that start with your alarm going off at 5:30am but a minute after you reset it for 6:00am your child wakes up.
Those days where the routine is out of wack and your child is clingy and doesn't want to play in his crib like usual.
Those days where you have to wake up your grumpy husband to watch the grumpy baby so you can take a quick 3 minute shower.
Those days where you're trying your hardest to quickly get ready but continue to be interrupted because you have to remove the child from playing in the toilet and then bribe him with animal crackers every 5 seconds so he stays away from the toilet.
Those days where you are getting lunch ready for all members of the household, starting laundry, and emptying the trash all before the daylight breaks.
Those days when the dog snatches the bread out of your hand at the same time the child throws his head back hitting you in the face during his attempt at a fit.
Unfortunately, it's been one of those days - and this mom lost it.
Upon arriving at working and reading my devotions in my inbox, I was quickly reminded of a verse in Philippians 2 (14-15) :
Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world
We need to remember that when we have days like those days, God's grace is all we need. Even though we are completely undeserving, God's love and kindness reaches down to us through Christ.
For this I am so thankful.