A Pause for Reflection

by Heligirl on April 25, 2010

in Daily Ramblings

I’ve not been as on top of my blogging this week. So sorry to the two of you that visit every day. It’s been a bit busy, what with my planning for my assignment next week and Mr. Man needing me home an extra day to see to his every want and desire. But in that time, rest assured, I’m always thinking of coming back to you with wit, wisdom and wackiness.

However, today I took some time to pause and reevaluate. I need to do that from time to time to keep things in perspective. So to help you get to know me a little better, I just want to share the things that keep me grounded in this world and thankful. I think we all get caught up in the little things and lose touch of this from time to time. God knows I do. I mean, who really cares if my son stops breast feeding (yes, he’s back to the boob ban after two days) two weeks before his first birthday? Is it not more important that he’s healthy, happy, hitting normal milestones and in right in the middle of the growth and weight charts? I mean, hello! Women much better than me are having babies with all kinds of issues, or they can’t even breast feed. What kind of selfish boob am I to be wallowing in two weeks shy of a year wimper. Really, Jen, get a grip.

Ok, self flogging officially ceased for now. Here is the happy puppies, rainbows and roses part.

My blessings:

  • Two beautiful, healthy, perfect little kids, a girl and a boy, exactly as I always wanted.
  • A wonderful, loving husband who is kind, faithful, and does so much with the kids.
  • My health – even though my feet are now officially shot after two pregnancies and my days of walking are now numbered, the rest of my body is strong and healthy. I’ll live to see my babies have babies.
  • My home, education, job, freelance gigs and useful talents (face licking aside).
  • My family who love me no matter what, I think.
    My wonderful friends who are kind, supportive, and tolerant of my whacked personality. At least they don’t say otherwise.
  • And, of course, the fact that I’m a college-educated, sandal-wearing recycler.  (Points if you “catch” that reference.)

Things that make life extra special:

  • Hearing my baby girl say “I love you Mommy,” hugs and kisses, chocolate, wine, jazz, toasty electric mattress pad, tea, mountains, bodies of salt water, seafood, puppy kisses, being followed room to room my my youngest pooch, flowers, thunderstorms, the sound of rain on the roof, the smell of spring rain, Southwestern Utah, freshly picked strawberries warmed by the sun, a surprise note or call from an old friend, and my favorite movies.

This is my list to come back to whenever I get a little down. Just writing this has really picked up my spirits. I highly recommend it.

If you had only three things to list as favorite things that made everything worthwhile (other than the obvious kids, spouse, home, etc., which we’ll all take as a given) what would they be?

And a big WELCOME to d-listers coming to visit. Yeah!

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