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Monday, January 7, 2013

Feeling blessed

Here I am relaxing after a nice healthy dinner of slow cooked salmon and after a NOT so healthy dessert from Dairy Queen.  Aaaahh, life is good.  It would have been good without the ice cream, but let's be honest, it helped.

 After dinner, I'm nursing my 8 month old son Maison, Abigail is doing a puzzle on the floor, and Peter is with the AWANA group from church sledding.  Everyone is happy and the kids are getting along and not fussy!!  It's a dream come true for mothers.  It is a nice and relaxing Friday night.  Definitely not like the ones I spent when I was in my 20's, but I do wake up a little more refreshed these days!!  

Even though Abigail gives Maison kisses and hugs on him every 30 seconds when I am nursing him.  Even though I have to ask Peter to pick up after himself ALL the time.  Even though Maison doesn't want to sleep through the night at 8 months old.  I feel blessed.  I find it so easy to forget how blessed I am until I actually STOP and LOOK around.  

Here are just some of the ways I feel blessed:

*  I have a wonderful husband who works hard so I don't have to (also, to stay home with the kids)

*  I have 3 healthy children

*  I have a brand new van (yes van, I never thought I would be driving one of those)

*  A nice house 

*  Great parents that live close

*  Great in-laws (yeah, I have to include my brothers-in-law too, my sisters-in-law though are GREAT)

*  Good friends (you know who you are - the ones that are on my speed dial, the ones that I talk to at least once a day)

*  Freedom (one that we take for granted)

So, hug your loved ones today and feel blessed to have them even when you have days when you find yourself struggling.



  1. Wonderful things to be thankful for!!! =)
    Coming to you from the 2012 year in review link up!
    Did you do a review post? I may be missing it, but would love to see!! Xxo

  2. Just got back from my trip...finally able to hop around from the 2012 year in review link up (just like Happy New Follower!

    Ramblings of a Southern Belle

  3. All amazing things to be thankful for! Definitely need to appreciate the little stuff ;)

  4. hi there! here from the blog hop! You can find me at (new follower)