"Anyone who imagines that bliss is normal- is going to waste a lot of time running around shouting that he has been robbed. The fact is that most putts don't drop, most beef is tough, most children grow up to be just people, most successful marriages require a high degree of mutual toleration, and most jobs are more often dull than otherwise. Life is just like an old time rail journey with delays, sidetracks, smoke, dust, cinder, and jolts, interspersed occasionally by beautiful vistas and thrilling bursts of speed. The trick is to thank the Lord for letting you have the ride."---Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
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Monday, November 10, 2008

Powder and Grace.........

I spent all day today thinking about what to be thankful for, you know while I was doing the chasing... yelling... momming stuff... ... all day....... seriously... and then I felt like I let myself down.. how on earth can it be so hard to find something to be thankful for. Was I overthinking it... overlooking it... where was it? Can it be just the simple things?
Austyn woke up this morning with a dry pullup... I was so happy I danced... honestly.. you should have seen it.. the mommy with bedhead & pj's on dance... it was a sight... :) she was pleased, I made her giggle... I was thankful. Papa bear came and fixed our new sink so it wouldnt leak... I got to wash the millions of dishes that were stacking up all weekend long... I was thankful. (honest I was) I got almost caught up on editing... my headache wasnt too too bad today and I got to lay in the bath and hear the sound of rain (ok over the babies crying in the other room with dad) but anyway... I was thankful...
Jerid, M & A went to dinner tonight and I stayed home with my headache and with miss Grace and McCall.... After McCall got over his screaming fit and fell asleep I got to spend some time with the little missy.....
grace..... NOUN:
1. Seemingly effortless beauty or charm of movement, form, or proportion.

um yeah....... right.
This child, well everyday is something new with her. Something wild.. something (or many things) that make me shake my head. She is a whole new and improved form of crazy and most days I just try to survive.
She found the powder tonight... I was wondering why she was being so quiet...........
found it... wore it... squoze it... all over the stinking house... honestly right at that moment I was thankful we dont have carpet.... I quickly assessed the damage, grabbed my camera and began to clean the mess....
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She kept saying uh oh...uh oh....uh oh.... powwwwwda... yes miss Grace... powder... honestly...
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We headed off to the kitchen sink, moved aside some dishes and took a quick bath.... all told we both got a good giggle out of it. She is feisty... she is busy.... and teeny tiny and bold... She makes me run, as they all do... but honestly... I am forever thankful for her... and greatful she is mine...
I wouldnt have it any other way....

1 comment:

Jayme Tighe said...

Kelly.... you're an amazing writer (and photographer). I really enjoy your posts! Thanks so much.