Just the Nine of Us

Just the Nine of Us

Monday, April 4, 2011

78 Days: Blessings

I am feeling so blessed tonight. I should feel that way all the time, because God has been so good to me. But you know how sometimes you just feel it more?

I have the most amazing husband. In case you don't know, I'm not the neatest or most organized person. In truth I'm probably downright difficult to live with at times, because I make piles and leave messes and lose stuff on a daily basis. Then I get frustrated about the fact that I make piles and leave messes and lose stuff,  which makes me irritable. He is so perfect for me. Either he doesn't see the piles, or he chooses not to worry about them, either way he leaves me alone about them. :) I've heard of women whose husbands expect clean, organized homes, dusted furniture, dinner on time, and vaccuumed floors. Thank GOD my husband isn't one of those. :) He is so laid-back. He would rather hang out with me and help me do things like clean up the kitchen or put away the laundry than expect me to do it by myself. He would rather me spend time pursuing something that makes me happy than cleaning the tub. He loves me so well. In large and small ways, he is the perfect mate for me. He isn't concerned about my weaknesses, and is proud of my strengths. What a good man I've got. What a blessed woman I am to be his wife. I hope I am as perfect a complement to him as he is to me.

This afternoon, the girls and I got out and tilled up the garden area where we'll be planting in a few weeks. I am so thankful to have a spot in my big yard for a garden full of fruits and vegetables. I can't wait to get started! What a blessing!!

This evening, Brian got home right about the time the storms started rolling in. We ate dinner together as a family, then spent the evening making chocolate chip cookies and watching "Little House on the Prairie". I love nights when we're all at home together, not scattered about or having to be anywhere. I was sitting on the couch, being hugged on by two adorable little girls at once :), and feeling baby Sam kick inside me. How could I ask for more? Thank You God, for a husband and children and a lovely garden. There's not a more blessed woman in the world.


  1. You are not only blessed but a blessing as well!