In just a couple of weeks Christmas will be upon us, and it’s hard for me to believe that I have two babies that will be opening presents this year! This time last year we were dreaming of who our next little one would be – would we have another girl, or a boy? Would the baby look more like me or my husband? How would our daughter react to having a baby around? So many questions, left unanswered, until now!
Our son is five months old now, and is such a bundle of joy! His smiles brighten a room, and his giggles fill his whole belly when he laughs!
I have so much to be thankful for this year: healthy children, a wonderful and loving husband, a house to raise a family in. This year I truly feel blessed!
Lately I feel as though the fog has been lifted from my eyes, and I can finally see all the treasures that have been laid out before me.
My life is far from perfect, but life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful (one of my favorite mottos, adapted from Myquillen Smith).
Nothing does! If I look around me, I can find beauty in almost anything – a messy house, an unkempt yard, a closet full of clothes that don’t fit. In the end, I am fortunate to have any of these things.
I am thankful that this hiatus has started to give me a new perspective. It is because of the grace and joy that only the Lord can give that I am alive each day, able to reflect on my blessings.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”