Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Today, my heart is full. I love being a wife. I love being a mother. There is no special reason why my heart is so full today other than the fact that I realize how lucky I am.

Jared and I wanted children for a long time before Sariah came along. We had difficulty getting and staying pregnant. Once we had her, we were content. We thought she might be our only biological child. But then, a miracle happened - James. So now we have 2 children! Will we have any more? We will have to wait and see.

As I battle every day with the same tasks - breakfast, lunch, naps, pick up, dinner, dishes, laundry, sweeping the floor, piano lessons, tutoring, my online teaching positions, teaching manners, handing kleenex to a nose-picking child, temper tantrums - I take a step back. I get to be here to see it all.

We all make choices in our lives that lead us to where we are. I chose to marry a man, in the temple, who loves me every day. He went to school, earned a degree, so that he can provide for our family. He supports me, he buoys me up, and he makes me laugh. I love him, and love that I made that choice.

I chose to get my degree, and my master's degree, so that I may be prepared should I need to go back to work. That need arose and I set it up so that I am able to work from home. How lucky I am, and how glad I am that I made that choice to prepare myself.

My heart is full.


bedonts said...

You are a very lucky woman with plenty of reasons for your heart to be full!

Thank you for the reminder...we all need to take a step back sometimes, when we're so caught up in the hectic race of daily life, and realize just how lucky we are to be who we are, what we are, and where we are in our lives...we all have SO much to be grateful for!

You're amazing!

Brianna said...

I love it!