Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Thankful

Sometimes I need a moment. A moment to just breathe. To relax. To not think of what chore needs to be completed, to forget the to dos and just take a minute (or hour) and just BE.

Last night was a rough one. CJ is fighting a stuffy nose which has caused him to have difficulty going to and staying asleep. Before getting out of bed and tackling the day, I took a moment to pause and be grateful. I snuggled my pillow and blankets a little tighter, closed my eyes, took a deep breath and instead of thinking of how I was going to make it through the day on 4 hours of sleep, I focused on all I have to be grateful for in my life. There are so many things we all have to be thankful for every day.

I'm thankful for James. He is supportive, loving and caring in all the right ways. He usually knows just the right thing to say or do to make me feel better when I'm having a cruddy day or feeling low. He makes me laugh. He loves me and is not ashamed to tell me so, or let anyone else know how much he cares for me. I'm thankful that even when we don't see much of each other due to his travel schedule, we are strong enough to weather any circumstance life had to throw at us.

I'm thankful to have the privilege of being Connor's mom. Some days are easier than others. He tries my patience and makes things difficult from time to time, but he loves me. I see it in his eyes and its written all over his face when I walk into a room. He is a Momma's boy and loves me just as much as I love him. He is growing, flourishing and becoming such a wonderful little person and I'm responsible for that. When I find myself doubting if I am doing Connor justice, I remind myself it's just me and him and as long as it works well with the two of us, then there is no reason or room for doubt.

I'm thankful for my friends. Each one of them brings light, joy and perspective to my life, for which I am always grateful. Each of my ladies have a purpose and a place and I'm so thankful to have them in this season of my life.

I'm thankful for my good heath. My heath is by no means perfect, but it is good and getting better with each smart decision and step I take. I'm finally becoming more comfortable in my own skin. This is an ongoing process, but I am thankful for every moment of clarity, self growth and understanding.

I'm thankful for the blogging community. It's been great to interact with all of you over the past 2 years that I've been blogging. Blogging has brought me a connection with some amazing ladies. Thank you to those you have supported Wife Mommy Me and taken this relative blogging newbie under their wing.

I'm thankful for all the experiences I've had this year, good and bad, that have shaped me. This year has been challenging, for several reasons, but all the events I've gone through this year have had an impact on who I am and who I want to become.

There are several things that I am grateful and thankful for on a daily basis but I won't list them all here.

Take a moment... what are you grateful and thankful for today?

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet post. Some days it is so easy to get caught up in the things that aren't perfect, or make our lives a little more difficult or challenging.
    On our way home from Gymboree today I wasn't feeling well, I was tired, and Marcus was fussy. We came to a stop light where a homeless person was wrapped up in a blanket, just sitting at the bus stop. That moment was all I need to remind me how truly blessed my life is.

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