House is a mess, boys are fighting, baby is screaming, dinner isn't started yet. Life isn't fair, and I'm GLAD for it! I must be crazy or delusional. Maybe day after day of taking care of children has finally done it to me. If life were fair, if I was only given what I deserved and what I earned, what have I done to deserve all the blessings the Lord had given me? Yes, I'm a hard-working woman and I do a lot to take care of my home and my family. In my youth I worked hard to earn my education. I worked hard in my job when I worked outside the home. But the blessings I have far outweigh what I've earned.
Can we see the blessings in our lives? Are we able to look beyond the day-to-day drudgery and focus on all that we've been given, for nothing? Talk about a bargain!
Is it fair that I have to clean up the same messes in the same house day after day? I have a beautiful home.
Is it fair that I have to referee fights over a cardboard box every day until that box finally disintegrates? I have amazing sons.
Is it fair that I have to listen to the screams of this little baby girl day after day after day? Is it fair that I wish away her babyhood so that she'll learn to talk and use words and stop the squealing? I have the most beautiful daughter in the world.
I have a wonderful husband, wonderful friends, wonderful family. Even my in-laws are wonderful! My husband has a wonderful job. I live in a wonderful neighborhood and go to a wonderful church. I have the gospel of Jesus Christ and the influence of the Holy Ghost.
Life isn't fair.