Baby Makes 5

Baby Makes 5

Monday, November 17, 2008

A Gift...

I woke up in a bad mood today! Tired and cold and rushed...no matter how hard we try to prepare for the day ahead (the night before) I always feel behind the eight ball, ya know what I mean? All the kids wake at the same time, wanting milk, bottles, breakfast, cuddle and play time all before 7am and a cup of coffee. They wake-up chatting and happy and want your full attention while I am focused on teeth, vitamins, hair, making lunch, etc...we awoke to several inches of fresh fallen snow and watched as more continued (continues) to fall. It was an early Christmas for the kids - they are beyond excited! So after we got one off to school and I had a small moment to sit and drink coffee, I remembered what a friend told me...and tells me almost daily - "Everyday is a gift!"...and just like that my mood changed...she is SO right...I decided to embrace the "grind", the chatter, the diapers, the meals, the messes and responsibility, the snow and all that comes with each crazy day with 3 kids...because life is a gift, each day on this Earth is a gift, motherhood is a gift and being Bryan's wife is a gift. This is a wonderful, beautiful season and I plan to enjoy it!...Hope you have a great Monday and a great week!

4 comments:

pink green & southern said...

Thanks for reminding me that everyday is a gift--I need to hear that. I feel the exact same way that you do in the mornings--all the demands before my coffee routinely send me over the edge--but you know what? If I didn't have them, boy would I be sad!!!

Landlocked Mermaid said...

What a beautiful post!! I am so glad i found you via GroveGals. We are swap partners. I am so excited. I already found some great stuff to send you! Let's email so we can share addresses. I am pagranata@yahoo.com.. lots of love xo Landlocked Mermaid

Molly's Mom said...

You are so right!! Thanks for the post. I try to remind myself of that every time something is going wrong or just having a bad day. I am so thankful for everyday with my family.... good or bad!
Glad you love the hand towel. Hope it matches ok.
You and Charlette definitely need those slippers!

CarolinaGirl said...

Thank you for that sweet post! I needed that today. Now let me go get 2 girls out of time-out.

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