And I know it. Sure if I sit down and write about it, it is easy to see why one might be so lucky.
As a wife-I have been blessed with an amazing husband which takes such good care of me. He takes care of anything and everything that has to do with the yard. He cooks 99.9% of the time and it isn't from a box, home cooked meals made from scratch. He knows how to do a load or two of laundry and he allows for me to hire a house cleaner so I don't have to spend my free time cleaning, I can spend it with my boys. He is Mr. Mom when I am on the road. And most importantly, he puts up with ME. I can be moody, I can be anal, and once in a while, I tend to be a little cuddly for him-I can't help, I love the guy and just can't seem to get enough!
As a mommy-I have the honor of waking up to the hammering of hands on the wall and the mumbling of a 13 month old. A 13 month old that is full of energy and life. Who's favorite word is MAMA. (Okay, so maybe it's one of the only words he can say right now but still, it counts!) Our lives changed in so many ways the day he was born and my purpose in live became so much clearer. It is amazing to watch him learn daily and to love on his family, friends and the dogs. For the most part, he is a very happy one year old but like all kiddos, he has his moments. And it is with those moments that I am reminded of how truly blessed I am. There are mothers/fathers out there that would give anything to have their child throw a fit again and to be able to hold them when they are crying. To watch their one year old turn the TV off and on, off and on, and while we must continue to use time out, they would still give anything to be able to send their kid to time out. And so I thank god daily for blessing us with Kaden, for choosing us to guide him through his life.
And I can't forget that I am one lucky daughter (in-law), sister (in-law), aunt, grand-daughter, god-mother (two times), and friend. One could go on and on and list the number of ways that one is lucky but I can't leave out these important roles because they have helped mold, shape and get me to where I am today. I owe so much to each and every one of you and I hope you all know how important you are to me.
Now, why a post like this? For some reason this weekend, more than any other, I have caught myself sitting, staring and smiling. At the Royals game when Kaden was dancing on his Daddy's lap. Looking out the backdoor and secretly watching Kaden and Grandma Sara playing on the deck. Walking upstairs to find the boys "trying" to take naps and Kaden jumping on the bed while Daddy sits there and encourages him. At breakfast this morning as Daddy was fixing pancakes and Kaden was dancing in his highchair. Kaden getting angry at himself because he just can't seem to get his shoes on, no matter how hard or long he tries! These are everyday occurrences and for some reason they have gotten to me a little more than normal so I thought it was important to put them down on "paper" and to remind myself about what truly matters in life and just how blessed I am.