Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Blessed

I complain a lot. 

I tend to be a Negative Nancy and always look on the dark side of things. It's not on purpose. I don't try to be... but it ends up happening.

Lately I've had several rude awakenings that made me realize just how blessed I am. And it makes me ashamed of my complaining. Of how I often overlook all the good things that I've got going for me. 

It's easy to overlook all the good things, it's easy to take them for granted... but sometimes you get that smack in the face you need to appreciate them.

The past couple of weeks I've really been focusing on how blessed I am to have my daughter. For those of you who are new to the blog, or who don't know me in real life, we went through some fertility issues before having Fynn. At one point I was told by my doctor that there was really little to know chance  that I would ever have a baby. Yet somehow, through fate, God, and/or modern medicine, she's here with us. Despite all the things that can go wrong in pregnancy, I gave birth to a healthy baby. 6 months later she is growing, learning, and changing my view of the world one day at a time.

I am so lucky to experience all of this. There are so many women out there who can't have kids, or who experience miscarriages, who who lose their children. I hear about it on the news, through blogs, through friends and family. Things can change in a heartbeat, and I need to be more aware and thankful for each and every day I get.

A few months of sleep deprivation is a small price to pay for all the blessings I have in my life. It would do me well to remember that at 3 am. Yeah, I get (very) little sleep. But each time she wakes up in the middle of the night I get to hold her, snuggle her. Smell her sweet baby scent. Feel her tiny little fingers curl around my hand. Rub my face on her downy, fuzzy head. Know that my baby is safe and loved. 

4 comments:

  1. We all need reminding to be grateful for what we have sometimes don't we? I just dropped in via the blog hop and now follow on GFC, hope to see you over on my blog soon too.
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I just read this post after being up all day, not being able to sleep tonight, and having to go to work in 20 minutes for my midnight shift only to have to come home at 8am to watch Lily all day. As sleep deprived and bothered as I am that I couldn't sleep tonight, this post really made me think about my situation. As frustrated as I am, I shouldn't be because you're right, not everyone is lucky enough to even have children and I should look forward to coming home and watching Lily rather than worry about my lack of sleep.

    Thanks for the post.

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  3. Newest follower here! I found your blog thorough the blog hop. It is super cute, I can't wait to read more! You can find my blog at meandmr.com

    -Melanie @meandmr.com

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  4. Yes, we all need to be thankful for the little things.

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