Just Because · Lessons Learned

Five Months & Feeling Blessed

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!

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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!

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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.

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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.”

John 14:27

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