Monday, May 16, 2011

Count your blessings

1. There are times that I get ticked that Jeff has to stay late at work and miss dinner.
- Then I realize that there are wives out there who's husbands are working overseas and they will miss dinner for months to come.

2. There are times that I get frustrated that Dylan won't sleep through the night.
-Then I realize that there are moms out there who have lost their children (I am one) and who would do anything to be up all night with a healthy, happy baby.

3. There are times that I wish I was skinnier.
-Then I realize that there are people in this world, this nation, this city who will go to bed hungry tonight. And it makes me feel like I am lucky to have food, so much in fact that at times, I eat too much of it.

4. There are times that I wish I had more stuff, cooler phone, nicer clothes, more money etc.
-Then I realize that I am very fortunate to have a home, clothes, and a cell phone. I am in the middle class and I have little to worry about when it comes to money. There are people who worry about how they are going to feed their children every day.

5. There are times that I wish I could sleep in and just have a few minutes to myself.
-Then I realize that there are people out there who are all alone and have no one to care for, or to care for them. They would do anything to have family around to care for.

6. There are times that I miss my friends, and family in California and I get sad.
-Then I realize that I am blessed to have a phone, a computer, and a webcam. I can talk to my friends and family when I want (if they want to talk to me of course). I realize that my wonderful mother who lives 2000 miles away, is only a phone call away.

I have had a lot of crap happen in my life. But losing my son, moving across the country, and having to start my life over has taught me to appreciate the small things in life.

I get up in the middle of the night and (most of the time) smile because Dylan's only problem is that he wants to be held, fed and snuggled. He is healthy and I get to hold him whenever I want. 

Losing my first son has taught me to appreciate the mundane motherly tasks that most take for granted. 

The Lord has given me trials and I am thankful that he has used those to teach me and show others his love.

I have said it before, but it bears repeating. I never knew that I was strong enough to go through all these trails, but I am flattered that God thinks so.

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

Here are three of my blessings:


  1. I love this post and your adorable family.

  2. You forgot to put a picture of yourself as you are a blessing to yourself and to ALL! God's love is in everything we do.