Friday, November 12, 2010

Time to stop. Reflect. Be grateful.
It’s Grateful Heart Friday and I’m doing my best to cultivate a heart of gratitude.
But if I’m being honest, after the night I had last night, it would be much easier to complain! Little Dude decided to have a play date from 12:25-2:30am. I can’t leave him in his crib to “cry it out” because he climbs right out, turns on the lights, and resumes the party! Then, after returning to “sleep,” he decided at 4:45am that he had enough and kicked up the party again. I finally went into his room at 6am to find him naked, pointing to the diaper on the floor saying, “poo poo.” And he was right, there was poo poo! Yea! Happy Friday!
OK, I’ll dig deep and try to pull up some gratitude!!
This past week flew by! I can’t believe we’re in the midst of the holidays already! I’m grateful for Miss Ana who takes such great care of Macky B. I’m grateful for Miss Thorson and her love and instruction of Emmie Girl. I’m thankful for Betsy and her loving visit filled with life and laughter. I’m thankful for a down day on Tuesday where we didn’t have to rush off to anything! I’m thankful for a fun husband that wanted to play with his family on his day off at the beautiful lake in the photos. I really am grateful that I live in Southern California – I love so many things about this area! I’m thankful for my Grandmother and the life she lived and the faith she instilled in my Mother who in turn instilled it in me. I’m thankful for forgiveness, second chances, and redemption. I’m grateful for an evening alone, Christmas shopping! (Don’t tell anyone I started before Thanksgiving – it goes against all that I believe in!!). I’m thankful for a God who meets me in my weakness and fatigue and becomes my strength. I’m grateful that I have 3 healthy little people who rob me of sleep because it means a few extra cuddles in the middle of the night (although I’d much rather have them in the daylight!).
Now it’s your turn – take a few moments to reflect on all the blessings from this past week and cultivate your grateful heart!

1 comment:

  1. I'm thankful for your super cute family pictures. They made us all smile!



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