Lately I have had a lot of complaints. The weather this winter was terrible, we live far from friends and family, we moved out of my dream house and into a college dorm, we are lonely, tired, overwhelmed, etc. It is embarrassing to admit how long the list can be on a really hard day.
The other day Grant was playing with Will on the floor and I felt an unexpected swell of gratitude. It just doesn’t get much better than this. Sure, some of my complaints are legitimate and I need to be honest with myself about it if I’m ever going to deal with them, but I realized that all of the truly important things are so very, very good.
We have friends and family that love us. We feel welcomed and celebrated when we return home, whether that home is in Canada, California, Illinois and beyond. We have parents that love us and have sacrificed so much for us and who love, love, love our son, even if their requests for photos and videos of him are a little excessive. (All four of you… you know who you are) 🙂 I have an incredible husband who loves me, makes me laugh harder than anyone, understands our inside jokes, and checks out bicycles as he goes by, not other girls. He is the best dad to our son, even better than I could have imagined. He is great at the fun things (taking the kiddo for bike rides, making him giggle) and great at the hard things (middle of the night feedings, poop, poop and more poop).
And then there is our son. He is just the silliest, most fun and happy kiddo. He loves to yell, giggle, and squeal. He’s figured out a way to run-crawl since regular crawling is simply not fast enough. And he sleeps from 7 pm – 8:30 am most days…. yes, you read that right. He is very kind to us.
We are blessed and I am so thankful that even in the midst of my hard-heart, grumpy days I can still be overwhelmed by gratitude. It doesn’t get much better than this!
Ps. These were all photos from today. Happy Father’s day!!