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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Finding the Balance on Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving.  I have thought all week what I wanted to post today.  I set aside some pictures to share.  I made a mental list and the order of the things I would list that I'm thankful for.

However, as I sit in this silent and dark hotel room at 10am on a Thursday morning I was thinking I'm thankful for silence.  But that makes it seem like I don't love and enjoy the chaos of my life.

So I decided one word to sum up what I'm ALL thankful for is balance.

I love the craziness of raising three children who all have different personalities and needs.  I love my husband who snores like crazy when he has a cold (currently).  I adore my friends that I'm so lucky to have.  They are all each so different and support me and I them in so many different ways.  I am blessed to have a family that loves and supports us as a family.  I'm thankful for nights when I can sneak away and shop by myself.  Or get a pedicure right before they close.  I'm thankful that we can take trips and I love the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready.  I also love the quiet of a hotel room with my baby sleeping just a few feet from me and the big kids happily playing in the water park with their Daddy.  I'm thankful that I cannot do laundry right now, even if I actually wanted to.  I'm thankful my kids are all healthy and are able to try the Flowrider.  I'm thankful Mark and I love our jobs.

I'm thankful for moments like this where I can sit back and see the balance in my life.

Some days get so crazy I feel like I don't take a breath from the minute the first child wakes (almost always Christian) to the minute my head hits the pillow.  I try to sit with Brecken every day (usually rocking him before he goes to bed) and just stare at him and only think about how happy I am to be his mommy and how blessed we are God added him to our family.

But everything else....whirlwind.

Not today.  Today I'm going to slow down and focus on nothing but the joys of my family.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours!  Hoping you find peace and balance today too.


  1. I wish you would do more posts like this. I really enjoyed that.

  2. Perfect! I love everything about that post!!! Well said!