I've read many a blog on which the writer documents their blessings, the things they're thankful for, the things they're enjoying about their life. I've wanted to participate for while but I feel like with the new year, now is the time. I will try to post once a week, I am hoping my blog will keep me accountable for so many, many things... here's one more - remembering to see the blessings in my life. There are a LOT of them!
Right now I can hear Sam, Joe and Molly belly laughing from the story my husband is telling them. It would only be fitting that he be named as one of my first blessings. He blesses me everyday with time away from the kids, doing food prep, changing diapers, not being afraid to handle punishments and for always being considerate of me. I don't know too many men like my husband and I admire him greatly.
He is the bread winner in our house and I feel pride bubble up every morning when I wake up alone. He leaves the house at 5:30 and rides his bike about a mile to work then returns the same way at 2pm. He never complains. He is an amazingly hard worker and whatever he puts his mind to he gets accomplished. I love that he is a perfect example of hard work for our kids, especially for our boys.
Jerry and I exchanged gifts before Christmas and I'm not sure why, mostly we don't like to wait! This year he bought me a pair of slippers, a new bath robe and a warm blanket. It was so perfect. I teared up because I was reminded that he knows my desires and right now, being pregnant with baby number five, living in a very small and some times cluttered house I needed a bit of "comfort"... big time!
He makes me laugh every day. What more could I ask for?