I woke up this morning thinking about how blessed I am. I have it all. What's all you ask? All is waking up thinking about your blessings!
My husband, Chuck, is away for a week. He's on a scuba diving trip with two of our three sons. I'm actually glad my third son stayed home. He's only a few minutes away and it's nice to have him in town. It's also nice to know that my boys want to be with their father. How many grown men have relationships like that? Those kinds of relationships grow from love that sprouted from seeds. Some seeds grow faster than others. With patience they all bloom.
The sun had barely peeked through the clouds this morning and I wondered what woke me up. Then I smiled. Next to me in my bed, snoring softly, was my five-year-old grandson. He was sleeping with me because my granddaughter was in the only other bedroom (that hasn't been turned into an office) with her friend Lindsey.
My house is full of happiness. It's full of love and activity. That's the way I like it. I don't care much about the furniture or the decorations anymore. They're not important to me. I don't even mind a messy house. I can remember when I was younger I used to go into a frenzy at the thought of someone dropping by when the house wasn't picked up. What was I thinking?
There are better things to obsess about than a mess. I'm not perfect. I DO obsess. Now it's about my animals. I check and double check locked gates. But that's another story for another time.
I realized this morning that I celebrate almost everything I do. What a gift that is. I feel like I'm on vacation everytime I go to the barn and ride my horse. I feel like it's a party when my granddughter rides with me. I ride dressage. My granddaughter, Alexa, did ride English. Now the girl has gone western. She's into barrel racing and I had nothing to do with that...except maybe offer her a quarter horse!
The kids are going to be with me all day. After church, we're going to do horse stuff. After that my daughter-in-law and I are going to Christian's (grandson) soccer game together. I'll kill two birds with one stone. I'll take my dogs with me and walk them in the park. They'll be thrilled. Yet another celebration!
I've been accused of being a Pollyanna and maybe I am. I do hit bumps in the road sometimes, but mostly one of life's opportuities distracts me and I'm okay again.My back hurts. I wish I could lose weight. I'm sure I have arthritis and frankly I'm getting older. I wish our house was paid off and are bills were all gone, but you know what? I'm ready to celebrate with every breath I take.
My house is full of clutter, noise, and laughter. I'm a happy camper! The only thing missing is Chuck and he'll be home soon.