Then I got on Facebook and watched a video of footage of the tsunami in Japan.
And I was sorely convicted about my self-pity. I am so thankful for any time we have with our kids to track their growth, whether I have record or not! The fact that we are all here still together to keep growing for now is reason enough to be thankful. And even if we weren't all here, together, healthy, and growing, I still would need to be thankful. I have the hope of the Giver of Life. So I repented of my sin of self-pity and instead spent some time praying for those in Japan, and around the world, who are in the midst of such chaos and hurt.
And then I went and kissed my sleeping children and praised God for the gift of them-however long I am able to have them!