Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thankful Thursday - Sweet Moments

This Thursday I am Thankful for the {Sweet} moments in life.  The moments that make you take a step back and think, "Wow.  It doesn't get better than this."  Even though we've been fighting some battles lately with Camdyn's misbehavior at school and defiance at home, it's the sweet little moments in between that remind me that the battle is worth it.  It's the sweet moments spent in bed in the mornings, snuggled under the covers and stretching our legs, singing our good morning song, and staring in to each other's eyes. 

I am Thankful for the pure sweetness and spitfire that is my 2nd baby girl.   Belly laughs at the park with a mouth full of food.  Gut Busting, hilarity that ripples from the belly of one year olds.  It's contagious, it's beautiful, and it's a splendid sound.

And, then I forget about the times she swiped at me, pushed a friend, or resisted sitting in her car seat.  And, I watch her feed her betrothed a rice cake and I see visions of wedding cake and this imperfect photo  splashed on the big screen at their wedding reception.  I'm Thankful for my dreams. 

(I cringe that the focus is on Chloe instead of her hand & the food - how much sweeter this picture could have been)

And, I am Thankful for the future and the mysteries it holds. 

16 comments:

Sonora said...

What a sweet post! It think it is so important to remember all of the good, wonderful things even when life is hard. It always amazes me just how many things I do have to be thankful and happy for.

Ashley Sisk said...

Such a sweet post - Love it!

cooperl788 said...

So true! When it's night and I'm rocking Georgia to sleep, I can forget all about how she threw a tantrum at the grocery store, or threw her shoe at me. When she puts her little head on my shoulder, I remember how sweet she really is. Love this post!

Ashley said...

So adorable! Nothing better than a child's laugh!

TV's Take said...

Well written. My little one is starting to turn the corner and her less than pleasant moments are giving way to a much sweeter, kinder kiddo. Love your comment on the photo - I wouldn't know how to make the lens focus on her hand and not her. I need you to give me lessons.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

What a sweet post!

Karli said...

I love all these "thanksgiving" posts I've been seeing around - how wonderful! I need to get on board and do one of my own. Gorgeous pics - I love the wedding picture idea - LOL!

Jennifer said...

I swear, we have been battling the same issues. I need these moments to remind me that the battle is worth it and that our kids need us more than anything :)

Mama Hen said...

Carol this is a great post! The first picture is so adorable! Look at those smiles! I hope you have a great weekend my friend!

Mama Hen

Lindsey said...

What a joy! Your attitude is quite amazing! Adorable pics too :)

Heligirl said...

OK, that is just too sweet. Oh how they have that ability to wipe out the bad parts by just being cute for a little bit. I think it is a instinct in us. Otherwise we'd leave our young, wouldn't we? I just love that betrothed photo. :)

Mama Hen said...

Have a great weekend my friend!

Mama Hen

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LeeAnn said...

I am right there with you! Thank goodness for the sweet moments for sure. :-)

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

I love moments like that, and mine usually come in the morning too when Ericka crawls into bed with me and says often Mommy can I tell you two things and I say yes. Her first one is ALWAYS I love you!

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