After the events of the day regarding the disastrous events in Japan my problems seem paltry indeed. The troubles wracking my nerves that I mentioned yesterday are not life changing, I am not battling a life threatening disease or losing a loved one. Why does it take something of such horrific proportions to put things into perspective? So instead of letting things weigh me down I am going to count my blessings.
Blessing #1. I have a wonderful husband who is supportive of all my numerous interests. He tells me I am beautiful even when I am 20 pounds overweight and he means it.
Blessing #2 I have a mom who has always been an inspiration. She taught me to sew, crochet, cook and make ends meet on a tight budget and never feeling deprived. We had a great childhood with plenty of love from our parents, we had to toe the line but I never doubted that love. And as is true with most kids I did not I realize what a handsome couple they made. We lost my father to leukemia in Nov of 2009 and he is sorely missed.
That photo was taken in 1984.
My sister did not come along until I was 14 so I was daddy’s little girl until then.
Blessing #3 We live in a beautiful area and though it is hard to make a living here as compared to a more urban environment it is well worth the sacrifices we may have to make. I once heard it called living in poverty with a view. Though truly we are not impoverished. I have my ladies (chickens), a lovely greenhouse..(this is what it looks like when it isn’t being crushed by snow)
Though I only mentioned 3 things today there is much more to be thankful for and I need to keep that in mind when things start to get heavy on my shoulders and not get whiny.
We are all sleeping safely in our beds tonight. We pray for those going thru such suffering today and the days to come.
I also wanted to let many know that I am not ignoring your lovely comments, I enjoy them all but I just found out many of them are not making it to my email. I am reading them now thru Blogger and will try to answer any questions in a post soon or reply via your blog.
good night all…sleep tight