Blessing not a Burden

My prayer the past few days has been simple.  Lord, please let me view my children as a blessing and not as a burden.  My to do list is long, my expectations high and I have three little ones who God has blessed me with. 


So often, I find myself viewing them as little people who get in the way of my to do list, my expectations, my selfish desires.   Yet, when I slow down and view them as a blessing… they no longer burden me and my desires.  They are my blessing not my burden.

My prayer is to continue to view my children as a blessing and not a burden (that gets in the way of my to do list). I am sharing this with you, because I struggle with this.  I love my children.  They are a blessing.  I know this.  However, doing anything with my children is always a struggle (errands, groceries, simple chores, etc).  They are not a burden… they are my blessing.


  1. says

    Although I don’t have children yet, I completely get what you mean. Sometimes I merely feel like daily tasks like laundry and cleaning up get in the way of what *I* want to do. I can’t imagine what it must be like to have that tripled with three other little people running around! But I know that having grateful heart opens yourself to see life – imperfections and all – as a blessing.
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    • says

      Thanks. I am not putting up any fronts. I am completely real and honest here. Successes and struggles… and this is something that has been on my heart for a while. :)

  2. says

    I completely know what you mean. So many times I’m like “why won’t you be quiet so I can focus on ME”…and then I realize how completely selfish that is. I have this amazing little gift right there, and all he wants is my attention. I’m blessed to have such a wonderful child (and wife), and really need to appreciate it every moment of every day.
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  3. says

    I know exactly how you feel. I sometimes catch myself treating my girls as if they’re bothering me by just simply talking and I hate myself for it. They are wonderful, awesome little children that God has blessed me with and I need to remind myself of that regularly!
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