{Forever Thankful}

November 26, 2013

I thought a lot about life yesterday.  For some reason, I woke up stressing about all the little things in my life that haven't been going exactly how I planned, and I honestly let those thoughts get the best of me.  My mind was racing, my little girl was all over the place, my laundry bin was overflowing, my dishwasher needed to be loaded, my head was pounding, my errands had me sitting in traffic, and my to-do list was never-ending.  Tears were streaming, and I felt defeated.

And then I talked to my Mom and Dad…That's all it took…A simple and sweet phone call that made me realize exactly how lucky I am.  When I hung up the phone, I took a few moments to myself to reflect on all the wonderful things in my life.

As I sat in peace, I heard my husband reading a book to our sweet Kate in the other room, and it hit me like a ton of bricks that I have everything I need in my life and more.  I am the lucky one, and I thanked God right then and there for all the blessings in my life and for giving me my best year yet.  It's the year my daughter was born…It's the year that I became a Mom, and it's the year that I held my beautiful baby in my arms for the very first time.  Gosh just typing that makes me cry happy tears and fills me with so much joy.

I started reflecting on those little things that were causing me stress earlier, and I gained a whole new perspective on my day…The laundry can wait, the dishes can be done tomorrow, the traffic is just temporary, my to-do list will eventually get done, and thank God my daughter is healthy, happy and physically able to play to her little heart's desire.

So, in honor of this special holiday week, I choose to be forever thankful and so very grateful for all the perfect things that I have in my life…

My sweet baby girl…I love her so much it hurts, and my love for her grows stronger every day.

A roof over my head and my precious little family to come home to every night.

My wonderful husband--my best friend--who supports me always.

My amazing parents and sister who are just a phone call/short drive away…I don't know what I would do without them.

The best group of friends a girl could ask for…They always put a smile on my face.
{Holding my baby girl for the first time.}
From now on, when I start to sweat the small stuff, I'm going to look at this picture and be thankful for all that I have.  This is the first time I held my baby girl…This is the moment my life was complete, and thanks to her and my family, I'm the happiest girl in the world.

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