i’m not a complainer. i always feel this stupid guilt if i complain, like i’m being ungrateful or something. and i try to polish up a complaint with an immediate positive response. that might sound weird, and it probably is, but it has been a great little way to turn some rotten days around, quickly.
one thing i do love about not being a constant nagging and negative kind of gal is how that when i do get negative, it speaks volumes to the husband. he will go on a freaking quest to fix it. he likes his happy girl, his positive girl.
so, leave it to the husband to turn a pretty blah and gloom-doom week into something to freaking blog about. gosh-darn it, he has no clue how much i needed today. no clue.
bless his sweet little blessed and totally precious heart off!! he had the day off work and took the opportunity to actually give me the day off. i wake up to the whooshing of the box fan in our bedroom. he stole nathan and lucy’s fan when they woke up to drown out all the morning noise to ensure that i would catch up on some sleep.
that alone was plenty enough to consider myself the luckiest. but no, not stopping there.
as i drift back off, with a sweet smile as i realize how precious he is, i wake to him bringing mary to me. after i nursed her, he scooped her right back up and told me, “go back to sleep, i’ve got it from here.”.
then, at 10 a.m., i wake up to three loads of laundry washed, dried, and folded on the kitchen table. the kids had already had breakfast, mary was taking her morning nap, and they were all outside doing yard work.
so there i stood, starring off my back porch with hot coffee in hand with the the most thankful and happy heart. i was thankful that the husband knows me so well. i was thankful that the Lord loves me enough to orchestrate a fabulous day for me.
today was just what i needed to put things back into perspective. i’m thankful for weeks that i have to choose to be happy that a heated swimming pool is, in fact, an option; instead of focusing on the layering it takes to get there.
even though daylight savings time can totally cram it, i still took a golden opportunity to enjoy some of that 5 a.m. deliciousness. i mean seriously, wouldn’t you???
i also made it to my church’s zumba class on wednesday night, albeit tired, i went anyway. the class was so much fun and i’m totally counting down till next wednesday. i mean, what’s not to love about praying before a workout (awesome!!), silly girl chatter during class, and extra silly girl chatter after class. umm, i loved it!! i needed it. yay!!
(NO PICTURE, BOO! NEXT WEDNESDAY, I’LL GET ONE!)
it brings me pure joy to still be the only source of food supply for my sweet little baby girl who just passed her five month birthday. i love our intimate nursing moments that happen oh so frequently. i’m not rushing this whatsoever.
and speaking of baby, i’m happy to report that her little neck issue (congenital torticollis) is on the mild side, and the physical therapist was extra confident that mary’s neck would make a full comeback (PRAISE THE LORD!!). and our little therapist is just precious as they come, right?
nathan’s reading is taking off. i’m so incredibly proud of him. it’s a complete honor to have this special time with my boy, watching his little mind take off. i especially loved how i overheard him telling lucy, “do you want to do a reading lesson with me?”, as he grabs up the reading book.
she says, “sure”, and off they go. he begins to teach her in the same little way that i teach him. it was so dear to my heart to hear him praise her with such enthusiasm after she would repeat after him. it showed me that he was soaking in those little efforts i make at letting him know i’m proud, and that he is totally awesome.
i felt so honored in that moment. because sometimes i hear him copy me in some of my not-so-proud moments. oops!
oh how i love new days, fresh mercies, and crazy weeks that help you remember just how blessed you really are.
no matter what, i’m going to dig deep, find the good, and make a conscious effort to make this one blessed life, blessed.
pause button please!
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