Friday, November 20, 2009

What I'm thankful for today. . .

For a toddler learning how to blow bubbles through a straw.
For breakfast as usual, oatmeal, Emergen-C and a mess.
For funny faces.
For being asked to retrieve a ball from atop the china.For finding pretty little pony's all lined up, perfectly.

For mono.

My bitter enemy has taught me so much. To cherish and appreciate the small things. To love each day I have with my kids. To stay focused on the things that really matter and not have pity parties over laundry and dust bunnies. To accept help, to let my husband do things. To think twice before getting upset at my children over minor things. To simplify my life, do my best and say no to the guilt. To learn from and lean on a loving God, who has gotten me through these past 7 weeks.
One week down with my kids home, it has gone incredibly well. {Sure, we didn't always get out of our pj's, I stunk on more than one occasion when Joe came home. But this is life, I LOVE life!} I am slowly feeling better, each day I spend a few less minutes in bed and make a few more trips up and down the stairs. I even asked my hubby out on a date tonight!

Isaiah 38:17
Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish.

3 comments:

Sidnie said...

Beautiful!
Keep resting, and keep moving a little more every day!

Still praying that you kick mono's booty soon!!
XOXO.

{Kimber} said...

you are such a trooper...I would have went NUTS-O
have fun on your "date night"
:)

becky said...

what a great post! Sorry that you had to go through the whole mono thing...glad that you were able to take some life lessons away from it and be thankful through the trial. Happy Thanksgiving!