My son has been sick and teething the last week or so and the spitting and screaming accompanied by late nights and refusal to sleep has got me feeling worn out. I’ve been looking for my sparkle lately.
I am having trouble remembering the little things and the big things, which makes me feel awful. I’m so worn out, I told Danny today that I’m worried our trip to Costa Rica next week will be a bomb.
Here’s me hoping that tooth comes in before we take off.
In this whirlwind of exhaustion, I’m overwhelmed with gratitude for all that I do have.
I’m surrounded by family members that I don’t get to see very often and I love to see family.
My son, although going through a rough spot right now, is so sweet and smart and funny, it’s hard to be annoyed that my hearing is going because he has destroyed my ear drums with all his screaming. I would do this mothering thing all over again and again, just to have the joy of being a mom. It’s kinda hard to explain unless you’ve been there.
My husband loves me. So many marriages are in trouble, broken up and dysfunctional, that I daily thank God for bringing such a good man to me. WOW. He is also my very best friend.
Time spent with family is priceless. Even if we all sit around and quote movie lines, or better yet, talk about spiritual things – I’m surrounded by people who love me – I am reminded that not everyone has that in their life.
I’m not living in poverty, I’m well fed, I’m well dressed, I’m educated
and when all else fails, there is chocolate.
Counting my blessings has help me find that missing sparkle.
p.s. Maddie P, I miss you too – hope your summer is going well back in Missouri.