Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Counting My Blessings

I'll be 24 weeks tomorrow. So far, everything is well (*knocks wood*) and I can't complain. Jessica is seemingly healthy and thriving, DH and I are blessed with his job, our house, two vehicles, a wonderful family... the list goes on and on.

I saw a posting on Natalie's blog today that really got me thinking about all this stuff going on. Yeah, there's a lot of crappy stuff going on in my life right now, but there's much more good stuff going on in our lives right now. Reading it after an encounter with our stubborn, selfish dog really put things into perspective. DH and I have decided that is probably a step-parent complex. I was caught out and about in an unexpected rain shower and it was raining pretty hard. Luckily I managed to get home just in time, before el doggo managed to get himeslf all muddy. However after I ordered him into the house, he proceeded to run back into the backyard! I had to chase after him though b/c the rain was coming down pretty good and I was going to be even madder if he ran around the yard and got himself all muddy in the process. And I thought dogs lowered your blood pressure?? In my personal experiences, they raise it. Guess he thinks he doesn't have to listen to me since he's known DH longer. But old animals are stubborn animals, I guess...

But here I sit, unemployed and not finding any real, decent-enough paying work, somehow managing to not be too stressed out. Guess it hit home the very night my recruiter called me to tell me that the axe had fallen on my head. Ever had one of those it-could-be-worse moments when something crappy happens to you?  That kind of thought passed through my mind and while it got me crying (it was about Jessica, AKA Snowflake), it put things into perspective. I can stress over things that are largely out of my control, or I can focus on my blessings and what really matters. Fortunately, I have been doing a pretty good job of doing the latter.

My Blessings, in no particular order:
1. I have an awesome DH, who I love more than anything; he's my best friend. I hope he knows this.
2. I have a sweet baby girl growing and thriving in, kicking and punching at me and I'm loving every second of it.
3. Our Family. Yes, even that stubborn dog and those goofy cats (see picture below).
4. Our health. Mine, Keith's and Jessica's.
5. God is awesome. He has His reasons for doing things, having them happen. Sometimes we are privvy to know these reasons, sometimes we're not.
6. I AM ALIVE. And loving it.

Yes, that's Keely in a plastic bag. LOL She likes to crawl into the things- guess she likes the feel of 'em. Silly girl.

1 comment:

karmapearl said...

It's okay to feel sorry for yourself every now and again.. But these little ones really do put things into perspective, don't they? I was feeling stressed earlier and had a little crying fit, and then Nellie kicked me and suddenly what I was upset over didn't seem so bad anymore.

I'm sorry that dog gave you such a hard time, yeesh! Thanks for the blog shout out too :)

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