Friday, October 10, 2008

Taking a Breath

Today I woke up and did my devotional and made it my goal just to breathe today. Just to enjoy and be thankful. I am so very blessed. I was overwhelmed as I watched Luke and Ben as they cooperated in doing a puzzle (cooperation is rare between them). I thought about the fact that Ben has a bit of a cold and is slightly on the miserable side. Then, I thought about the fact that I get to be here for all of that. I see and moderate the fights, the cooperation and the crankiness. I know what the boys have had for each meal and snack. I get to be with them each day, I know more about my boys than anyone else on earth and I am so thankful. We understand eachother and the love I feel for my children and my husband overwhelms me. I am amazed that my Jesus loves me even MORE than that!

Today I am overwhelmed with gratitude and thanks. I am so thankful that though finances are beyond tough, my husband is willing to do whatever is necessary to make it possible for me to be able to stay at home caring for our children and home. It is what is right for our family and we are both convicted of it. It is a priority to him and to me and I am blessed. I am thankful that God has given me so much. Amazing children, the best husband on the planet, and he always provides for our needs.

I am just so thankful!

14 comments:

Kim (marygracesummons.blogspot.com) said...

Amen!
Love you
Kim

Emily said...

Me, too.... :)

The Whalen Family said...

I feel the SAME exact way! Well said!

Anonymous said...

My first born was born Oct 11,90. (Happy birthday Jacob)My second Nov 1992 and my third May 1995. I have just gone back to work the last 2 years. And not full time by any standards. I believe My children are better people because I stayed home. Money at times was very tight. It fact it still is. We made many sacrifious. (sp) I was and I'm still thankful that I did and could stay home. Being a parent is a full time job. So many people say so you don't work. Hello, I worked with out breaks. But the benefits were great. I was there for every first step, first word, etc. I am not as religious as you. I am trying to find my way. Thank you for being an inspiration. Your courage and beliefs are very inspirational.

Thank You
L

M said...

Kristy, I am so blessed to also be at home with my babies while my precious husband works his behind off to make us squeak by! It takes both parties having that priority and I am so thankful we get the everyday ins and outs to be the one to care for our children! Praying for you tonight.
Michelle

Stacy said...

Praising God with you! And thank God for Godly husbands and providers. Wishing you a relaxing weekend. :)

Just Me said...

Breathing is good :o) You have a wonderful, special relationship with your boys and it is so great to read about that. I can hear the joy in these words you wrote today. So great!

Prayers,
Amanda

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

WE R BLESSED IN THE VALLEYS & IN THE MOUNTAIN TOPS! Him just being "our" Savior is amazing & to add to it HE IS EVER PRESENT!!!
Couldn't imagine life any other way but HIS WAY :)
Marie

2jne said...

I understand how hard it is to trust when it comes to finances! I am so glad you are able to stay at home with your boys!! They are very blessed to have a wonderful mom!

Jessica

Valerie said...

AMEN! And I echo your thankfulness to God for a wonderful husband who provides for us and puts our family ahead of material things. ;) It's difficult now, but will DEFINITELY pay off in the end.

A Look Into Our Lives said...

You are blessed! So glad you had a good day and took the time to take it all in! Awesome.

Thank YOU so much for the prayers for my husband.

Blessings,
Hilary

Jared & Becky said...

I believe that I found your blog through Google Reader b/c I subscribe to Angie's Blog "Bring the Rain". Anyways, I have been blessed by your story. I too am so blessed to be able to stay home with my children and it is great to see a Mommy who appreciates it as you do. My boys were born at 27 wks and we almost lost them but they are doing wonderfully now at 18 months. I believe this is what helps me appreciate every moment. I am sure what you have been through does the same for you although I am not comparing my trial to what you have been through. I pray for you and the ability to cope with your loss on a day to day basis. I appreciate your honesty and the raw emotion that you share with all of us. You are truly a blessing. Thank you, Becky

So Blessed said...

Praying for you today, Kristy.

Shannon said...

Thanks for the reminder. It's easy to get stuck in a rut. love you my friend.