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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Perspective is so important

This past week was a pretty crummy week for me and many people around the area. I am about to head out for a couple day staycation, so I'll likely write more about the specifics toward the end of the week. Even with recent events, I know that I am so very blessed, and I'm really looking forward to a few days to lose myself in the fun and excitement of exploring the zoo, aquarium and children's museum with Sweetpea.

Here are a few of the items from my gratitude list: (and I really can't help saying again that when the going gets a bit tough, my gratitude list is so helpful - both for perspective and to remind me of what is really important to me in life!)

*It seems like just yesterday that big T was a gangly 9 year old boy, concentrating hard and looking adorable in his tuxedo as he walked down the aisle as our ring bearer...his graduation party is a week from today and we are SO proud of him!*

*Letting go of perfection and planting flowers with a 2 year old actually went much better than I anticipated. The joy and pride on her face as she points out her flower bed each day is absolutely worth it!*

*Being able to come home from what was my worst day at work EVER and play, hug, dance, imagine and create with my daughter was just what I needed.*

*I have an amazing support network between my family and friends*

*So looking forward to a week off and several days to just relax, play and explore*

What are you grateful for this week?

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Marva said...

Oh Steph! I am so sorry to hear the news. Since your email, I have thought so much about you and your family. Hang in there and you have a wonderful attitude about everything! I am praying for you and hubby too. Love, hugs and blessings always!

Marva said...

I hope you have a wonderful week and have a blast with sweetpea! Blessings!

Mel said...

Steph walking through a massive valley myself i have found the gratitude thankful list does help put stuff into perspective.

your list is awesome.

Jen said...

I hope all is well and that things will improve. Since I'm going through challenges as well, I try often to keep it in perspective. SOme days it is easier than others, but even on my worst days, I can always state with certainty that I have many, many more blessings in my life than challenges. Having my family has really made all the difference - can't imagine going through it alone. Wishing you the best!

Marva said...

I have an award for you! You deserve it! Blessings!

Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

*huge gigantic hugs*

I still have my eyes peeled for you. Found out something interesting for you, email me so I can give you more details ;)