Thursday, August 07, 2008

A good life

I've read some things lately that have sobered me and made me take stock of very little things that are in fact, very big. Pardon me while I give thanks for:

Three extraordinary little girls.

An amazing husband.

A finished kitchen.







My dear friend Anna wrote this morning with worrying news. If you do one thing after you read this, let it be to pray for Anna's mom and family. If you do two things, pray for Anna's mom and be grateful for all that you have, warts and all.

And, for a bit of of joy, please pop over to Mrs. Chicken's place. She had her baby and since I can't deliver a casserole, I'm guest posting over there. Stop over.

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Damselfly said...

Has Finley really gotten that big already?!

You and your girls and peeps are beautiful, but I can't stop staring at your kitchen!

Damselfly said...

PS Of course, I also love that you did a post like this. Feeling grateful makes me feel so rich. I did a post like this recently too.

flutter said...

I totally needed the reminder, complete with polka dot socks.

Heather said...

I too, am blessed.

Mrs. Chicken said...

I'm so blessed, and I forget sometimes. I was just feeling overwhelmed by all the visitors I've had this week in the hospital and wishing for more alone time. Now I think I'll remember to thank God for all the love surrounding me and my children this week, and always.

As usual, thank you for pointing out that my glass isn't just half-full, but overflowing.

I will say a prayer for your friend.

ps - your guest post goes live today.

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Thinking of you Anna.

Janet said...

Indeed. Very good.

Sending a prayer out for Anna's mom.

Amy said...

Your posts leave me breathlessly yearning for a family of my own.


Anna said...

Feeling teary but blessed as well! Thank you for your warm wishes, friendship and reminder of life's simple joys.

All prayers are appreciated. I promise to return the generosity when I can.

Sus said...

Heading over to Anna's place now - but meanwhile, didn't you forget to be thankful for baby-sized thigh-high tights? :) Lovely family. I'll be back.

Kimberly said...

Your family is just beautiful.

Heading over to Anna's now.

Amy Y said...

I love that you're able to see the good and appreciate the beautiful life that you have ~ I think you do it well even when you don't have reminders such as you have lately about how bad things could be. We could all learn a valuable lesson from you, Mama!

carrie said...

Being able to appreciate what you have when you have it is one of life's greatest achievements. Good for you.

Maggie, Dammit said...

Ahhhhh, girl. You're all so sweet and beautiful and, yes, lucky. Lovely reminder.

Ree said...

I love the legs picture. ;-)

Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Love that you're rockin' the Sox caps! Here's to health and happiness and an appreciation and awareness of both.

Derek said...

Quite the achievements! You guys are the best.
As you take stock of an impressive and awesome list of things your thankful for, thanks for counting us in.
-D & P

Lisa said...

First off - everything looks gorgeous. The kids, the kitchen, you, etc.'re so right. I feel like I've been wallowing a little lately with the crap that life is dishing....but it could be SO MUCH WORSE! Stopping the pity party & counting my blessings! They are many!

Tuesday Girl said...

It is so important to remmeber how blessed we really are.
Thanks for reminding me today!

Beauty is a Theif said...

Lovely post, lovely world.

Those last pics of you with the girls are awesome. Fin, so very happy to be the newest addition to your brood,nothing but anticipation, awe, and love in her eyes, Briar who is bursting with excitement at hamming it up with Mom,her likeness of you caught in such a fun moment, and Avery, who looks like she is considering biting you square on the nose, knowing she would kiss it just after.
Lucky Mama.

Chaotic Joy said...

I don't come here as much as I should. But this post made me grin from ear to ear. What a joyful beautiful life you have. And what a beautiful heart to realize it.