Monday, November 28, 2011

My Blessings

Yesterday was my beautiful twin boys 2nd birthday! I planned this huge party and hired a petting zoo to come! It was crazy and chaotic but my boys truly loved it and so it made all of the CRAZY worth it! It baffles me how the time has just flown by and my boys have turned into little men and are no longer babies. I want our busy lives to just slow down so that I can enjoy them to the fullest! This past year has been one of the hardest for my family. Aaron has been out of work and our financial situation has really taken a toll on us. I planned this extravagant petting zoo party before Aaron was out of work, and my step father had to come to the rescue and pay the final balance for us because we were overdrawn. Growing up, money was never an issue for me. My Dad George had plenty of money and never let me go without. I experienced over the top trips and parties, and frequented 5 star restaurants and spas on a regular basis. Now that he is gone, I have realized that the life we lived was luxurious and that, that is not "real life." I used to think not having money meant that life was OVER. God has definitely been using $$$ to teach us lessons about life. Although I really like to have money, I now know that life isn't over when you don't have it. I have been amazed at how we have had $2.46 TOTAL in our checking and savings combined and have rent due and I look in the mail box to find a check in there. God has used people in our lives to bless us in ways that we have never expected. Although our financial situation really stresses us out and really messes with our "peace of mind" we are SOOOO blessed. Thought I would share a few reasons why I am thankful to wrap up the Thanksgiving holiday:

  • My husband makes a mean cup of coffee
  • My children are healthy
  • I have access to a hot shower and a toilet that flushes
  • I have experienced true love and have a husband and children who love me unconditionally.
  • I was lucky enough to get a job that pays decent in this economy which allows me to contribute to my family.
  • My kids are loved by many.
  • I have a select few of people who truly "get" me.


Michelene said...

You are so blessed. Your hubby gets you. He loves you and wants the best for your family. We love you! Come stay anytime my sweets. The party was perfect! xoxo

Becks said...

I love this post and I love you! You're an amazing woman, mother, and wife. I'm so proud to call you my friend. I've loved following your journey and thank you for sharing. I miss you lady.

Cynthia said...

Big hugs! I know the money situation makes life a lot more stressful right now-but you are rich with love from your family. Keep pushing forward. I heart you friend!