Thursday, February 25, 2010

So Very Blessed

I can't count how many posts similar to this one that I have done on here, but I just can't help it.

You can never be too thankful for the blessings God gives you in life, so I like to take the time and think about everything I have to be thankful for every day.

I thank my lucky stars every day for Connor and Merasia. I don't even remember what my life was like before they came into this world, and I don't care. I don't want to worry about my life then, or spend precious new moments thinking about those days. Some of them were nice, others...not so much. It was a time of intense struggle within myself, my marriage, and our trying to conceive journey. The moment that test turned positive, my life changed forever, and I was on a whole new high...a whole new journey.

Connor and Merasia make me thankful for so much. They remind me to take in the little moments, even the bad, frustrating, difficult times, because even those will be precious memories of the past all too soon.

Yes, they make me want to yell, scream, and pull my hair out at times. But in the next second, they make me smile, laugh, and cry tears of joy. My heart melts every time I look at them...every time a new milestone is reached...every time I hear Connor giggle as I tickle his belly...every time Frank takes Merasia out of her crib in the morning and she walks over to my side of the bed, lifts the blanket off my head, and says "Hi! Hi! Hi!" in her high pitched, girly, squealy morning voice.

Everyday is an adventure, but it's an adventure unlike any other, and I learn something new everyday and would not change one second of the life I have as Connor and Merasia's mama.


Margaret said...

Isn't it amazing how children can make you appreciate so much more than you ever did? I love that! I'm definitely more grateful for each day I'm alive and able to spend with my children. Its the little things that I enjoy the most now and look forward to. Its those little moments when my daughter hugs me that I would take over anything!

You are so blessed with your husband and two children! I loved this post and I'm happy that you realize just how blessed you are.

Blake said...

You couldn't be more right, Margaret! I used to take every day for granted and not live it to it's fullest...not, I take NOTHING for granted and always live life to it's fullest for and with my children and husband.

Thank you for your sweet words!


Lindsey said...

You are right. I didn't know what the hell I was going to do with Jacob before he got here, and now things come pretty easy most of the time, and I LOVE it when he smiles and talks his babbles it's amazing. I do miss my old life,(maybe because I'm a teenager? lol) but at the same time I wouldn't trade him for ANYTHING. It's so wierd how, if you think about it, you wouldn't know what to do with your day if they were gone. It completely circles around them and without them it'd be like the sun never rising. You're lucky you got double the love at one time ;)