{Thankful Thursday: Sept 4, 2014}

September 4, 2014

Thankful

It’s the first Thursday in September 2014. This is a big month for me, for our family. This month, Waverly turns one. A whirlwind year comes to a close and a new year begins. Last night, I found an app that allows you to select pictures of your child(ren) from your phone, organizes them by date, and then produces a slideshow from day one to the last picture taken. *Cue the tears* I found myself crying for several reasons. The first was the absolute change that occurs in just 365 days. 12 short months and a tiny little baby goes from just surviving to thriving, walking, talking, relishing in the smallest of joys in life. Like we all should be doing.

The second reason was because there were months I cannot even begin to tell you where I was or what I was doing. And that, that makes you sit back and think about things a little harder. How could I just forget? How could I have absolutely no recollection of anything that took place during a month’s time? I let that time go by and took no mental notes. Am I moving so fast and doing so much that I’m just letting my life slip through the sands of time? It appears I may be. So I cried, like I’m crying now, because I’m questioning everything. But that’s not new. I’m a questioner {is that a word?} and you all know that about me by now. At some point I have to stop beating myself up. But that’s not going to happen until I take a step back and make sure I’m truly enjoying most moments of this extremely short life. It’s a new aspiration. One that I hope, deeply, that I can attain. Because Waverly will never be this small again, I’ll never be this young again, each day we get older, things change, nothing stays the same. I need to make a mental note of that, stat.

Which brings me to Thankful Thursday. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I live a blessed life. I’m spoiled to the core. I have a husband that loves me unconditionally, a daughter who is truly a miracle {and a beautiful one at that}, a job, a roof over my head, family and friends that love and support me, a flourishing side business. I. Am. Blessed. So I’m thankful. I’m thankful for everything. Not just one thing today, ALL OF IT. The sun is shining, the sky is clear, my whole family is healthy, we live in a country that offers the freedom to choose/speak/live the life you want…it’s actually overwhelming once you start to think about ALL of the reasons to be thankful. So what about you? What are you thankful for this first Thursday of September? The green grass under your feet? The heat hitting you the minute you open the front door? The sounds of evening thunder storms? Having another day to take it all in? So many things, I challenge you to name just one!

Hugs and Love from TheMcBaileys.com

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