Monday, January 27, 2014
I know I haven't written in a while, but we've been busy as usual.... happy, healthy, and lately I've found myself emerged in gratitude. I've also realized the emotional vulnerability that accompanies blogging, and I find myself quibbling over what and when to write. So until I can sort things out, I'll just keep it simple. We were able to spend the Christmas holiday with loved ones which made it one of the happiest Christmases that I can remember; I caught my mind wandering through the holidays silently thanking God that I was healthy and able to spend the holiday at home with my family because last Christmas was truly a nightmare. The last few weeks have been spent getting back into the school groove, devouring library books, cheering at hockey games, waiting through ballet and gymnastics, watching movies, working, snuggling, laughing, singing, cooking, cleaning, chasing runaway puppies, reading, and diligently making sure that I am present and engaged in every blessed moment that I get to spend with my little ones. My soul has found a place of peace, peace with my life's choices, peace in my calling as a mother, and contentment at work. This peace has brought with it joy and confidence that buoys me up through life's ebb and flow. I have found a happiness nestled in my family that I only dreamed I'd one day know. I am loved by a man who respects me, loves me, and constantly seeks to satisfy and strengthen me. I spend every day with two kids that love me, depend on me, and teach me through their purity and friendship. I am a better woman because of their love, and I pray every day that I can be the mother and wife that they deserve. We have lots of amazing fun adventures coming, so I'm sure I'll be back to documenting soon, but for now, I'm enjoying the simple things because I've realized that as I think back, it's the little things that make me smile.