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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Changing my Perspective

Black Friday for me includes staying at home with my boys and getting the house cleaned up from Thanksgiving dinner along with the regular chores for laundry, paying bills, and making room for the Christmas tree.  You can only imagine the mess that 2 toddler boys can make in a matter of minutes.  It's so easy for me to become impatient with them.  Why can't they understand that you are only supposed to play with one toy at a time and then put it away when you're finished with it?  I'm realizing that in order to stay sane, I have to change my perspective.

Instead of yelling them for bringing their toys into the family room and dumping them everywhere, I'm thankful that the boys are only bringing them out here because they want to be where Mommy is.  Whether it's the bedroom, kitchen, or family room, they just want to be with me.  It's a great feeling to be wanted!

Just looking at this pictures makes me overwhelmed.  But instead of feeling overwhelmed, I'm thankful that we have the finances to buy toys for the boys.  I'm thankful that the boys have a nice room when so many other children have to share their room in a group home. 

You would think that after about 100 times of telling them to stop taking the toys off the shelf and not climbing it, one of them would finally listen and obey.  But instead of being exasperated with them, I'm so thankful that my boys are healthy and alive to disobey.  I have several friends that are aching because they have lost a child or their child is in the hospital due to health reasons and isn't able to disobey.

I'm a very blessed Mother with two beautiful boys that God has given me.  Who cares about the extra mess I have to clean up?  I'm just thankful that these boys are in my life and I'm their Mother.

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