Monday, October 3, 2011

I'm Blessed

I hope Gretchen doesn't think I'm just copying her...
(does anyone else remember the cardinal rule of childhood that cannot be broken??
"Teacher, s/he's copying me!!!")

But boy--since she started her I'm Blessed series,
it's given me something to blog about each Monday.

So here goes:
 I'm blessed to live in an area of the country that has weather changes--beautiful ones.  I love fall. 

I'm blessed to feel this new baby be so active.
When I sit in church or even just as I'm drifting off to sleep (these never happen at the same time--just to clarify), the baby starts to roll around and I smile to myself. 
It is something that is "my own" about being a woman who is a mother.

I'm blessed to be an at-home-mom.
I'm so thankful that my husband wants it that way, too--I know many women who would love to stay home but their husbands won't let them.

I have always loved children
and I am blessed to be able to catch little glimpses into their hearts and minds.
I  L-O-V-E the things children say,
things may seem insignificant to others.
Today, Elijah told me,
"Hey Mom, when I get a turn to go to town with you I want to buy a box that has cans in it and the cans would have pop in them."
(more commonly referred to as a "12 pack")
These kinds of things make me smile--long after the conversation.

I'm blessed that our children are friends with one another,
they play board games together, build forts and race tracks together,
make elaborate creations out of tinker toys and Lincoln logs,
hunt together, 
eat, work, and live together.
They occasionally argue together, too,
but they learn what it means to work it out
within the crucible of the family.

If you'd like to share about your blessings,
feel free to comment here or over on Gretchen's blog.
(She has that really cool Mr. Linky deal so you can link up your blog, too,
'cause she's super smart about that kind of stuff...)


  1. How do you get this to work...i did the "link" thing on her post but can't figure out how to do this....(I am kinda slow at his computer blogging stuff)

  2. Kim--I'll message you on fb about it.


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