Life is Good
(Originally posted February 5, 2013)
Wow. Today has been a long, tiring day, that’s for sure! I feel like I’m always trying to catch up. There’s always going to be things for me to stress and worry over. My children were over-tired and grouchy. They decided to team up on me and the combination of melodrama and stereo screaming had me so stressed that my hands were trembling and I locked myself in my room for a half hour. Sometimes that’s all I can to to make them, and me, take a step back and realize that the sky is not falling and the world is not going to end quite yet.
By the time my hands stopped shaking and I was able to collect my thoughts, I decided all there was to do tonight was order a pizza and focus on each other. After dinner we blasted music and danced through our house. I hope I never forget those gorgeous smiles from my littlest baby as I twirled her in my arms and dipped her and spun her around and around.
Now, as I sit here in the stillness with my babies all sweetly sleeping in their beds, I’ve realized a handful of lessons from my day:
Life isn’t easy and never will be, but the blessings which God gives to each of us individually truly are perfect. Faith isn’t always (& most likely never is) easy to hold onto, but when you fight tooth and nail to keep it, especially in your low points, you’ll see miracles surround you and bear witness to you even in the tiniest or least expected moments. And, lastly, love yourself for every imperfection you’ve got because they’re what make you who you are.
So, when I say I’ve had a long, difficult day, I’m not really complaining. I live a very blessed life filled with unconditional love and endless smiles and laughter from my perfect children. I wish every day could be like today. Life is good.