Monday, July 8, 2013

Find the Positives

 Some days are just hard. Today happens to be one of those days.
I'm confused and frustrated as to why Petey can stay dry for a week or two at a time and then wet her bed for over a week every single night.
I'm angry that the ac in my van broke and that it isn't going to be an easy, cheap fix like I was hoping.
I'm sick of organizing my house when it looks like a dump a week {or less} after I'm done.
I'm extremely tired and I'm sure it's just due to being overweight because I've changed nothing about my life and I'm always tired!

So since I'm grumpy today, I need to list out the things I'm grateful for because that is the only way to turn this frown upsidedown.

Sometimes, babysitting is hard. It's hard having 4 kids most days instead of my 2. But this kid has me falling for him with that smile. I'm so grateful I took a leap of faith and said yes to watching him when I wasn't sure I could do it. I'm so glad that Petey LOVES him and plays with him so well.
 It's incredible to have watched him since he was 5 months old and now he's taking steps all over my house. It's been a long time since I've experienced a baby walking for the first time and it's honestly just as exciting as when my own children learned to walk. I'm so proud of him!
 I'm so grateful for a sensitive son who knows how to make his mom feel good about herself. The daily "You're one dynamite gal" or "You're my queen momma" or "You are the most beautifullest momma in the world" never get old.

 I'm extremely grateful for the friendship my kids have. I'm so happy that they are best friends. I love it when I hear Spidey call Petey his "best sister in the world" or his "dynamite gal". You get the point. They love each other and they are so close.
This isn't a picture of my husband but I am beyond grateful for him. He took both kids are their own little date on Saturday. Spidey got to go grocery shopping with him and Petey got to go to Home Depot. Spidey picked out a huge donut cake as his treat, Petey picked out a cactus. Seriously. That thing is her baby! She is always worried whether it's still alive and what she can do to make it comfortable. It's been in our home for 2 days...She's so silly.

One thing I'm grateful for that cannot be shown in pictures is my testimony of the love God has for me. I'm so thankful that I know I am His child and that He is always rooting for me to find happiness. I talk to Him daily and trust that He knows the plan better than I ever could. So even though I'm worried about paying for my car and frustrated with parenting, I know He sends angels to guide me through my life. There is nothing I have more gratitude for than that.

1 comment:

Tiffany Crespin said...

I love the pictures with deryk and the kids :) he loved you guys so much! So glad you are on our lives and we in yours. Sometimes Deryks smile can be the only thing that gets me through a tuff day too.