Every once in a while I am simply blown away... when I stop to think of how many blessings God has showered over me.
I am married to my best friend. After all these years, our favorite way to pass our time is to talk. We talk about everything and nothing. He is my rock. I could not ask for more.
I am Momma to four of the most amazing people in this world. Truly, I like my kids. If they were not mine, I would try to adopt them. Each of them are loving, kind, hard working, dedicated, God loving, respectful, witty...oh I could go on and on. Each of them hold gigantic chunks of my heart. I am who I am, because I am their mom.
I am Nana to six of the most precious babies you have ever seen on this earth. God has this awesome plan, for me to be a young mom...therefore making me a young Nana. Sitting on the floor reading books, or building with blocks, or swaddling baby dolls or pretending to drive a car or fly in an airplane... stepping into their imaginary world is pure awesomeness. Honestly, to look in the eyes of your child's eyes is one of God's sweetest of all gifts.
I am a mom-in-law to four (ok...the wedding is on Friday so I am pushing it a bit) really cool people. My son-in-laws love my daughters and are such good providers for their families. These guys have a great sense of humor! My daughter-in-laws are everything I could wish for my sons. Both my guys have chosen brides who are not only beautiful... but talented, funny and oh how my guys love their brides!
I have several good friends, who have known me forever...seen me at my best and at my worst... these girls are still a phone call away. We can laugh together, cry together and talk for hours endlessly.
I have a nice home, a reliable vehicle, an adorable Mutt and a job I enjoy. Yep...there is stuff. But honestly... The stuff could evaporate and I would still be the richest woman in the world.
This post needed to be written... I won't take my life for granted. It is a gift to have so much love to give and to receive so much love. I am blessed.