Monday, February 21, 2011

Nighttime feedings


My son Mason is nearly 5 months old.  He usually sleeps through the night, but for the last couple of days he has been waking up (sometimes twice at night).  This has been quite difficult, as I have 3 other children ages 4 and under to care for during the day.  Mommy needs her rest.  The 2nd time he woke up last night, I really struggled to get out of  bed.  Finally, I thought, “Eucharisteo preceeds the miracle!”  As I thanked God for my precious son I jumped out of bed with energy and entered his room.  I put my babe to my breast and watched him as God provided his nourishment through me.  What an awesome God.  As time drifted, I began to meditate on Scripture and review Ps. 19 and Col. 1:1-3.  It was such a blessing to think on God’s Word as I sat with my little guy.  Eucharisteo preceeds the miracle.

I'm keeping a list in a journal of gifts...not gifts that I want, but gifts that I have.  Seeing God in my day is making me joyful...it's changing my perspective. it's drawing me to the Lord.  Here are a few other gifts:
 
1.  Seeing Rae in a bathing suit over her pants.
6.  Watching Macky Boy party like it's 1999 after he potties.
9.  Listening to Halley telling Rae and Macky Boy a story about God. 
10.  Mason's toothless grin.
25.  Eddie cooking dinner.
41.  Smooth writing pens.
48.  Quiet time while 3/4 of my brood slleps.
50.  1 Peter 1
 
Won't you join me in counting your gifts?  What are you thankful for? 



6 comments:

Amy said...

Oh! I love your blog! It's beautiful - and all the pics of your precious blessings!

You've won the baby lottery! ;o)

I look forward to reading more!

Shaunta' said...

Amy,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's fun to know that my words are being read, so thanks for commenting. I visited your blog, too. What a beautiful post regarding Ch. 5 in the book. The video from yesterday had me in tears. I especially could identify with Angie's statement that was something like this, "No, I'm not thankful that I had to push the button and hand my baby over, but I am thankful that the Lord was with me. He crawled into my bed and walked with me during the darkness."
May our God bless you and your family.

These Three Kings said...

you are one blessed women! Thanks for posting. This spurs me on in the area of contentment :)))

Wonderful World said...

"Eucharisteo proceeds the miracle"

Selah!!

Thanks for posting your list!! It's so fun to look at all of the ways we have to be thankful!

Z' Hodges said...

That's a great idea, Shaunta. I'll have to try that.

Zinnada<><

tonya said...

Just stumbled onto your blog & love what I've read! I am seriously challenged by your words & example. Thank you! I will be back!