Wednesday, November 10, 2010


      Everyday Riley wakes me up by pulling back the covers and saying "Morning mommy!" very loudly. It drives me nuts but I love it at the same time. I love that she is so eager to start the day. She's more than excited to simply... start living another day. Beck always wakes up smiling and laughing. I try to take notes from my children. Try to imitate their joy over the simplest of things.  I find that when I do that, I feel so much better. As if I'm truly living life to the fullest. And really, that's the only way to live. 

  I am grateful for what God has given me. I find joy in the life He has given me to lead. Sometimes things are tough but He has always provided. And will continue to do so. I'm learning that I don't have time to waste on petty arguments, wanting things I don't have, being upset, gossiping, concerning myself with things that don't pertain to me, people that bring me down, complaining... My time is limited. I'd rather make sure that most of it (cause lets be realistic, I'm not perfect, ha!) is used to uplift, encourage, love, live, breath, celebrate, dance, praise, be happy, eat! And the list could go on. 

  I am all about living right here and now. 


Anonymous said...

My daughter still greets the family with a hardy, "Good Morning!" and "What did you dream about?" It's her way of bringing forth a new day and I love it. Thanks for sharing your 'everyday' with us.

What a beautiful post!!

Yet said...

Enjoy Life. It is a beautiful thing at times!!

Amy said...

I love looking at photos of your sweet family. You capture such precious moments in such a beautiful way! I wish you were in Houston so you could take my family's portraits!

Mrs. K said...

Great post. I'll remember some of these things when time gets tough :)

Monique said...

The great Maya Angelou once said, "Be present in all things and grateful in all things."

So great to remember to simply enjoy life.