Wednesday, September 1, 2010

So incredibly blessed...

My sweet boy managed to get a cold sometime last weekend and it's more congestion today..poor baby. It is amazing that even though my sweet boy feels so incredibly crummy he still manages to smile and laugh and run around like a wild banshee.

Mine happens to be allergies, but I have it so bad today it's worse to me than if I had a cold. I get these days every once in awhile where I sneeze about a million times...uggh...
I have also felt a little discouraged about having to stay at home this first trimester because of the difficult pregnancies I had in the past. I love to get out and do things, and feel bad that Garrett hasn't been able to get out as much as I want him to. It's been hard not being able to go anywhere except when Dave can go with me and lift Garrett in and our of the car,etc. I had a Subchorionic Hematoma with Garrett because of doing too much, and I am playing it really safe with this first trimester because of it. It won't be forever though, and it's well worth having to stay at home, right?

You know what I thought about though? I have no reason to be discouraged....

I am so blessed.....

Other than a little cold our little guy is healthy.
I am pregnant with a healthy little baby.
In May we moved into a brand new three bedroom two bath in a safe subdivision!

I have a wonderful husband who is studying to be a teacher and working full time to provide for us.

Because my husband is a Navy veteran (hence being in college at 28) the VA (veterans association) is paying for all of his schooling, plus they are giving us BAH (housing allowance each month) What a blessing!

Dave's job provides full medical, dental and vision coverage.

We have a God who loves us and cares about the little things as well as the big. He doesn't condemn us for our mistakes and shortcomings. Definitely something to be thankful for!

We have a great church that we love even though at this time we aren't able to be as involved as we want to be.

I live in a country where I can worship God without fear that I will be imprisoned or killed..(come on now! Definitely something so be thankful for!) ;)

The list goes on and on....

It's so incredibly easy to start thinking about the things you are frustrated about and forget all the incredible blessings in your life. I am so very guilty of doing this myself, but it really does something to your soul to remind yourself of all the blessings God has given you.

When you start feeling down about how your life isn't going exactly how you wanted it to (which we all I'm not harping) Make a list about all the things you have to be thankful for...I can almost guarantee it'll change around your did for me. ;)

Here's a video of our sweet boy. Sorry for the poor quality and sideways shot (I forgot to flip it around!) It's too cute not to post, though.. Garrett had his groove on! ;) Excuse the mess too..we're all in the computer room and Garrett loves taking all the books off the shelves!


  1. Thanks for posting this. Sometimes it's sooooo easy to think about what we lack rather then thanking God for what he has blessed us with. :0)

  2. So cute! And you're so right about all of our blessings. It seems to be a common theme around blogworld these days, as it's something I'm posting more about too. We can be blessing buddies!

  3. Great post!! So true, and a good reminder for all of us to be thankful!