Recent Blessings

9.24.2013


Yesterday morning I woke up in a grumpy mood. I don't know why. I got plenty of sleep and Emerson actually slept in until 7:00. But for some reason it was just one of those days where I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. 

Later that morning, Jesse offered for Emerson to stay home with him while I went to the grocery store. (This is a huge blessing in itself, isn't it?)

I made a pit stop at Starbucks and headed to the store with a long list in hand. As I was driving I was going over all my little complaints I've had swirling in my head. Basically, I was whining to myself. During my little whine fest, a thought hit me. It was actually a comment on my post about gratitude and comparison last year and it has stuck with me ever since I wrote that post. My friend Lyndsey said that she reminds herself that God has given her everything that she has prayed for. As soon as that thought came to my mind, I started making a list of all of the things that I am thankful for and all of the blessings in my life. I think it's only fitting that I share them in The Blessing Box today! The more I thought about it, the more ridiculous it seemed to be in a grumpy mood at all. I am surely blessed and I find that when I choose to focus on my blessings instead of life's little complaints, I'm much happier! So here are my blessings for today:

1. I'm married to my best friend. He's a wonderful father, my soulmate, and the person I most love spending time with.

2. I'm a mommy to this sweet girl. How in the world can I not be absolutely thrilled with my life when this little angel constantly tells me things like "Mommy, I love you sooo much." and "You're my best friend ever!"


3. My sweet girl is going to have a baby SISTER! I am so excited for the bond that they will share and I want to cry happy tears just thinking about watching them grow up together. Emerson is already so in love with "baby Adewyn," I just can't wait for them to meet.

4. We have a safe, comfortable home that allows us to live well within our budget. It may not be my dream house (and I may long for our house in NC daily!) but it definitely more than meets our needs.

5. My health (and the health of my family). I am so thankful that I have remained healthy during this pregnancy and I have been able to continue to exercise and keep up with everything else. That is definitely not something to take for granted! 

I know this is just the tip of the iceberg, but I'll stop here for now. I can assure you that there are no grumpy moods in this house today! 



April said...

I was in a bad mood yesterday too. I should have taken this advice. I did however wake up this morning more determined to make it a better day and that started by taking a few second to pray and thank God for my blessings....right before the baby started crying. LOL Great post! I have that verse printed out at my desk so I can be reminded every day.

Beth Ann said...

I am so good at getting in a grumpy funk. It is easy to fall into from time to time. Love that perspective from Lyndsey. Love that picture of you, Emerson, and the bump! ;) Hope you have a wonderful grump-free day! ;)

Lyndsey said...

I love that verse! And I love the picture of you and E kissing because your little bump is poking out! :) It's easy to get in a grumpy mood (and I'm guilty of it more than I want to be!) but it's also so hard to stay in a grumpy mood when you think about all the amazing blessings we have!

Emily Powell said...

I get grumpy sometimes too (you know, no house!) but Jonathan is always my cheerleader. It's so easy to forget all your blessings especially when you're waiting on another. Sometimes you just have to remind yourself :)

Catie said...

Sometimes we just really have to fight off those complaints in our head, I have to do it all the time! My blessings are so many more than any problems I might think I have!

J and A said...

Such a great reminder!! Hope you have a GREAT day.

Paula Lynch said...

So true. Love yall

Natalie said...

We all have the grumps occasionally...and remembering our blessings can help us get out of the bad mood!

Natalie said...

LOVE this perspective, Tami! Its so easy to get into a funk and feel like everything is wrong, or just that little things add up, but love the comment you shared from Lyndsey-God knows the desires of our hearts and HE placed them there!! We truly are so blessed. I just think that's the whole point of this link up-to put it out there for the world to know and see how God is blessing us and I really love how you did that here! Thanks for sharing girl :)

Allison said...

I was in a bad mood today! This just made it better! Can you write up a post about how you exercise while you are pregnant? thanks!

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Love this, we all need to remember this sometimes, right?!!!

Congrats on girl #2!

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ajs {of MN} said...

"your best friend ever!!!" ahhhh adorable!!

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