Monday, February 1

Weekly Gratitude...

My Extraordinary Life... a miracle. If you know me at all, you know I waited for the right man... which seemed to take forever... you also know when I did get married I had no plans to have children, because of my age and the many many female issues I'd had, which gave me only a 2% chance of even getting pregnant... let alone the baby being healthy and going full term. So when I say my life, my marriage, my precious little girl is a miracle... it really is.

This last week, my nothing week... I sat with Rainee to help her with her homework and I felt such gratitude. There was nothing extraordinary about the moment, yet, it was to me. I look at my daughter and I know how blessed I am. I have a child I've waited my whole life for... and never thought it could or would happen. She's my breath of fresh air... my early morning sun... She makes my heart happy. So, in that moment, I felt thankful for little things... everything... my husband who picked Rainee up from school so I could go to the movies for a small break... I felt thankful for being able to get up, work in the comfort of my home, to be able to be home with my daughter and help her become a kind and loving person. And thankful for my husband, the man I married. I felt thankful for my everyday life.

And yet, even along with this gratitude, you can ask my sister... I also have my days when I complain about these blessings. There are days when I am tired and I don’t want to make one more meal, clean one more dish or do one more load of laundry. Days I wish it could just start over. And yet... I love my life.

There are so many wonderful things about it. Miracles which happen every day. The cute little "good morning mommy", Rainee gives me when she wakes up, her sweet little giggles, her precious voice singing around the house, her unconditional hugs and kisses to let me know I'm loved, when she says "I love you"... just for the heck of it, the fact that my husband brought pizza home, so I wouldn't have to cook... the way he can make me feel beautiful, when I know I'm a mess. These are miracles. Miracles of my everyday life.

So this week I'm thankful for our everyday life together. This is also, to remind myself to celebrate the little extraordinary moments that fill each day... which makes my everyday life a miracle.


Debbie said...

How wonderful that you are blessed, but more than that, that you recognize it!
God is good!
Have a Great "everyday"!

Jana said...

It was nice to read your story that is so wonderful and full of life!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

u write the most beautiful posts! *sigh* love this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris said...

what a wonderful post! I too am very grateful for all of my blessings.

sarah said...

this is such a great post. it's always good to be thankful for life and the ones around you. just this past year, i've learned to stop and just feel soooo blessed. it really is a wonderful feeling!

love your positive vibes, my friend! :)


Daniela said...

thanks for sharing this with us, i have 2 kids that make me crazy so sometimes i need to take time for to think what i'm thanks and forgive my bud english.
bye dana