Sunday, November 14, 2010

Serious Sunday - hey, it's gotta happen someday right?

I have had a wild and crazy week... parties, pampering, making a fool out of myself...

but that's a story for another day.

Today?  Today I am just in awe of how lucky I am...  how blessed I am that yet another week has passed in my life.  Yes, ManOfTheHouse has been sick - but he is here, he has a good job, and he's a good man.  Can I complain about a little phlegm in light of that?  (well, okay, maybe... but not for long)  My 5 kids all go through their cycles of driving me crazy - but as I sit here typing I can hear the Teen  practicing piano (getting mostly correct notes), Po and H are arguing a little, and M is hungry... rumor has it that W might be sleeping still...  but you know what...  I'm grateful for every missed note, every muttered "whatever", every growling tummy, and even every lazy snore...

The internet has been such a communication tool in life - has connected me to people I'd thought lost (thank you Facebook) and connected me to people I would have never known and somehow would have been less without (thank you blogging).  Does this make me a cyber geek?  who cares - because let's be honest... if you're reading this... you've got just a touch of that geeky bug too.

I've been blessed to share in joys as friends have given birth - gotten married -bought new homes - and welcomes cute pets into their lives (better their lives than mine!)

This week... this week has been difficult for some of my friends...



I've watched as one dear friend has struggled with her son's diagnosis - leukemia - as it has consumed their lives this past week... and as so many around them have come to their aid... their strength is amazing.

and I've cried for another blogger who has lost a son...  and hope that through all of this she will know of our love and support.

Will my kids fuss and argue in church today?  I don't need a magic 8 ball to tell me yes...  it's a given... there aren't enough cheerios and dry erase boards in the world to keep my kids reverent (we're getting a tad too old for cheerios... I know) but it doesn't matter today...  today (and hopefully for always) I want to sit there and remember how blessed I am, I want to sit there and remember what He has done for us, and I want to hold my kids a little closer.

8 comments:

Saimi said...

I love this post!! What a great reminder of the blessings we have been given. I too am grateful for all my blessings, family and friends!

just the five of us said...

I too love your post today. It reminds you of the little in things in life and not to take them for granted.

I had a student in my class, lose her mom suddenly 3 weeks ago. I can't seem to ever get that family out of my mind. She left 7 kids, and the youngest is a diabetic. She must of taught them to always be happy, because in light of their tragedy, my student always seems happy! (:

cold cocoa said...

It's good to have those pause moments where we remember the good things and see our lives in the most positive manner. Glad you found some happy contemplation in your busy week!

The Gibsons said...

Tonya...I love your post. You put it perfectly. Being away for a week is something I have needed. And it helped me remember how much I love my own family.

MommyJ said...

Love this post. Perspective is a beautiful thing. I'm praying for both families that you mentioned...

lori said...

Thanks for the sweet post. It's always good to be reminded of our many blessings. (and just fyi, both of your links go to the same blog, i'm not sure if they are supposed to or not)

T said...

thank you lori for the notice - fixed the problem!

and thanks to all of you for your prayers and good thoughts!

Jen T said...

Like we have been told--have an attitude of gratitude. It makes a huge difference!