Tuesday, October 06, 2009
My daughter asked if I climbed a ladder to get so close to take this picture.
Actually all I did was take out the trash.
I went back out and sat awhile enjoyed the evening air.
Took a few shots with my new camera.
Using the trash can as my tripod.
So using what I have.
Getting fulfillment where I find it.
Living with what I have being happy where I am
Like reaching the moon with a camera.
Pulling dinosaurs out of paper with a pencil.
Or becoming an NBA star with my 4 year old
and his little tykes hoop in the backyard
I climb high when I can so the lows don't drag me down so far.
Find your ladder and join me.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
She didn't wake me to violins
She let me sleep in until 1030 ,,, how blessed I am!
She didn't make me wear the funny hat
She let him take care of that ,,, how blessed I am!
I didn't have to worry about calories in my cake
He took care of that ,,, how blessed I am!
She watched for the school bus and any stray geese that might land on our lawn
So I didn't have to ,,, how blessed I am!
Yesterday was my birthday and from dawn til past dusk my love surprised me with big gifts and little ones. I am so blessed.
Today I blessing her, for she sleeps in and I'm up with our boy.
His asthma is acting up and with the threat of flu we keep him home.
Which is also a blessing a day to love and teach if I keep my mind right.
I got great books yesterday.
Books to bring joy and creativity.
I sit with my coffee and listen as he sings and dances to "Lazy Town".
We will play basketball later and walk. Both will bring him such Joy, which blesses me.
I am so blessed
Today I wrote in my journal counting my blessings
If you've not counted yours lately
Today would be a good day to do it.
For even in our losses and in our pain we can find blessings
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
His feet hit the floor on a run.
He brightens my day like sunshine.
His birth-mom handed him a life born way too early, addicted to drugs, with little lungs on ventilator so long he now has slow down for asthma. He doesn't understand all these things.
He doesn't understand he's adopted. He doesn't understand because of these things he's not suppose to be able to do cartwheels. He just does them. He just runs for hugs and kisses from his Moms who love him.
He's playing life on his life's terms.
Today I woke to take pain pills, and waited for them to take hold, before I could even write this blog. That is my terms these days.
It hurts me not to be able to run with my boy, but I am blessed to be able to sit and read with my boy.
One day they may find what is causing all this pain or they may not.
On days I can we walk to the corner to the dollar store and buy a bottle of bubbles, chalk, or some other little treat that makes his day. He finds excitement. On days I can't we may just snuggle in my recliner and watch "Cars" again.
In the world's best selling book it says ",,, I shall not want,," I think it is is talking about learning to live life on life's terms. Not needing to do what we can't. Not needing the Big Mac when a peanut butter sandwich will feed us just as well.
I've learned to be happy with my walk to the corner, with my reading my boy a book, talking to my girls, parents, friends on the phone, being with my Hersband.
My second daughter had seizures which caused brain damage when she was a baby. She is 23 years old now and lives in a group home for mentally challenged adults. She called last night because I sent her a card. She was excited because she'd done all her laundry. She is excited to go to work shop, to go to a movie, to play wii or just hang out. Life on her the terms life has handed her. She touches more people with her attitude.
I don't know what else life has in store for me. I just know that life's terms for me is probably not a marathon, unless you count watching 5 Harry Potter movies in one weekend with my daughter so I could take her to see Harry Potter 6 Monday.
So if life is letting you run a marathon,,, WAY TO GO!!! If not be happy in what life is handing you. Find your life's terms and don't want.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We started out only going to get a license, in one of the three states that would make us legal.
We had to take a witness with us who knew us, she was running late, so I was having anxiety attack on the way there over being so late. Then half way there, she discovers she is missing her ID.
We finally get to Iowa. It is 4 pm they stop issuing licenses at 4:15pm. We still have the problem of our witness having no ID.
We sit explain our situation. LUCKILY our witness is a Pampered Chef rep and has a Business website ,,, (yep that is a plug, spark mail me and I'll give you the link she can drop ship to ya) ,,, so the one site has her name address and picture on it. Since it is a business the and she was the witness and not getting married they took it. BIG SIGH OF RELIEF!! Since we all looked on the verge of tears. Except Action JJ who was someone gave a tootsie pop!!! (which lead to HYPER ACTION JJ)
Then we explain my pain issue with the drive, my loves problem with scheduling days off during the week and we got a waiver for the 3 day wait! Thank you HP. We'd called a Reverend who had agreed to perform the marriage she just had it around her business. Well since we got there so late she couldn't leave her business.
SOOOoo glad I'm already planning a wedding ceremony for October or I would have cried over the whole thing. We ended up getting married in Rev. S's Beauty shop. Sweaty, just come in out of the heat, with sunglasses still on my head, with a dandelion JJ handed me, a second witness on hand, and we were married.
We got back home after midnight.
I woke up the next morning to rain, sunshine, a rainbow and happy.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I have flowers in my garden ,,, I didn't even plant
I am blessed
He brings me peace ,,, well when he sleeps
I am blessed
Arms full of love ,,, for her and for me
I am blessed
When my days are so full of allergies
When the diet just isn't working at all
When nothing goes right
When the budget won't work
At the days end I must remember
and that I am Blessed.
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