Count your blessings

We got a phone call at work yesterday morning that I answered, and its unfortunate but 9 times out of 10 when this person calls its because someone died and they require our backhoe services.

Which got me thinking. When was the last time you counted YOUR blessings. When was the last time you were thankful for everything you have in your life. I know various things remind me everyday, for example when I go to walk down our hall way and just before entering the hall is a photo of my mother in law, who passed away 2 months before our wedding. Or last week on February 16th, which would have been my Granpa and Carl’s birthday, both of whom we lost in 2005. Then continuing down our hall and seeing the photos over the years of our family, our wedding photo and into our bedroom with photos from our wedding. In January it marked 22 years since we lost Granpa Hap, and I am thankful for the photos we have which remind me of our time with him.

Its so easy though to focus on negative things, or feel sorry for yourself when ONE thing is going wrong, and in the big picture its really nothing at all. My biggest blessings are my kids and husband, my family.

Every day I am so thankful for what we do have, not only material things, those can or could be replaced at any time, but the relationship we have, the love we have and the time together we spend enjoying our life. The puppy that we have that at times he can give us a headache of a chewing spree but we couldn’t imagine our family without him. I love watching the kids with him, how they love him up and even how Jaz cuddles up with him on the couch. He looks at you like he actually knows what you are saying and has such an unbelievable unconditional love for all of us.

There will always be time life thows us a hard ball, but always keep the future in sight. Its not what is given to is to deal, its how we deal!

I’ll be sharing more “light” photos today to end off this week of with.in πŸ™‚ Perhaps with more snow on the ground I’ll be able to get the kids and dog outside to wear off some energy πŸ™‚ Annnnd capture some more light photos!

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2 thoughts on “Count your blessings

  1. In 2011 a friend lost her 9 month old daughter in a freak accident and family friends lost their 28 year old son. It has been a huge eye opener for me. Every night when I put my kids to bed and rock my 10 month old to sleep I thank God for the day with them. The saddest part about my friend who lost her 9 month old is that she put her to bed the night before thinking there were many more to come not realizing the next night she wouldn’t be with them anymore. And then the family friends who lost their son, he was married and now his poor widow. It makes me appreciate my husband so much more! They all drive me crazy at times but I love it all the same and am so grateful for everyday I have with them!!

    1. I could not imagine losing my child. We have lost many loved ones as well and it was honestly when we lost my mil 2mths before our wedding, we didnt have any pictures of us WITH her, that was going to be at the wedding, even though she wasnt well she still talked of what dress she would wear etc. It really rocked us in more ways than one, for me it was a very harsh reminder that we do not know how long we have and that is why after our son was born my passion for photography truly blossomed but its worth every second and penny!

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