Anyway, let me tell you why this picture is important to me: it was 8:30 in the morning and I am sitting there, propped up, not rushed, overhead fan on, enjoying my hot chocolate (on the bedside table. . .well, sewing machine table, or "magic" table as Marie calls it) and working on some PR for a county commissioner run for a friend of mine (see the laptop and papers scattered?). I love my laptop. I do not take the luxury of having it, and wi-fi, for granted at all! I also love having a purpose, something to do, hence the reason I'm working on blog posts and FB updates and a bio for someone who lives in another state, someone who is a brother of a friend :) And then I looked over and noticed the legos scattered about. . .Frederick was up way before anyone else this morning and brought his legos in to play with. I love that! How many more years (months?) do I have where my kids come into my room and want to play right next to me? He was making some ships and such and telling me stories as I was working. I LOVE BEING A MOM!!!!!!!!!!! There are frustrations, and hard times, and blood-pressure-skyrocketing moments, but that is to be expected. What is priceless is this. . .being home with my children, calm, not rushed. . .just happy and content. . .and noticing the "small" things in life. . .I really like my pillows too!. . .and appreciating what I have, not forgetting Who is the source of all my blessings and thanking Him for His grace and love and provisions. I am so lucky to know my Lord, Jesus Christ, and have a relationship with Him that fills me up. I also am blessed to have a solid, God-fearing man who is my life-long love as my husband, and a family that He has put together perfectly (immediate and extended).
For those of you that read, please list in the comments something that YOU are grateful for too. . .the *small* overlooked things that we possibly take for granted and forget to stop and really appreciate. I'd love to hear about it!!!