On the bulletin board today, words for my heart from "Wise Words for Moms" (Ginger Plowman), paraphrased from 2 Corinthians 12:9, Ephesians 6:18, and James 5:13:
"Pray for willingness and strength to persevere when things are hard. Allow God's strength to be made perfect in your weakness."
It was supposed to be for R, who didn't quite have a joyful attitude about school nor siblings today. Not sure that it had the desired effect in his heart, but it struck me firmly. We bowed together, each of us asking for willingness and strength. During a day, another day I felt I rushed through while trying to get all the "work" done... this was one of the sweet moments.