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Today I am thankful for Carpet Steam Cleaners! Those lovely devices that incorporate water, cleaner, and steam to really get your floors and even furniture super clean and disinfected! I really needed to use one today!
My Little Man and I were sitting in the living room this morning, nice and early I might add, just playing, when I smelled a poopy. Much to my dismay, the poopy had made its way out of his diaper and onto the floor in my living room! All over the floor in my living room!
I quickly scooped him up and carried him into another room to change him when I had realized that the poopy was leaving a trail behind us! Yep, thats right...it was falling out of his diaper while I carried him! It was all over him, all over me, and practically all over my house!
Did I become stressed? You bet I did! But, I sort of sat there...took a few deep breaths in and out...asked God to give me the strength that I need...and realized that this was noones fault and getting all upset and discouraged wasn't going to make the situation any better.
So, while I cleaned up My Little Man, my husband cleaned up the poopy with some rug cleaner. I didn't feel satisfied. Not that he didn't do a good job, but I just felt like my rugs were not clean enough.
So, I called in reinforcements! That's right...my Mom! She owns the wonderful, steam, carpet cleaning, device and is on her way over here as we speak to help get my rugs back to their clean and shiny shelf!
As I sit here writing this, I think of how I could have handled this situation in a more negative way (so thankful that I didn't) and made it a bigger deal than it really was. When you have kids, things like this happen. It is inevitable and there really is no way to avoid it!
When a stressful situation arises, how do you react? Do you get all stressed and freak out? Do you want to run in the opposite direction and never come back...like I wanted to do this morning? Or do you just sit, take a deep breath, and feel God's presence taking control?
I wish I could say I always do the last thing, but I don't. I am human and when a stressful situation arises, I am more likely to freak out and want to run away instead of just dealing with it calmly!
It is so refreshing to know that in the most stressful of times, God is there to ease some of that stressfulness and give us complete joy and control! All we have to do is breath and let him in! Let him remove the stress just like the steam from the Carpet Cleaner removes the stain, smell, and the yuck!
May you be Blessed today!
O Lord, my strength and my fortress, my refuge in time of distress. ~ Jeremiah 16:19