8. A family member that I am thankful for: my husband, Paul!
Yesterday an old-worker, friend of mine posted on Facebook about her sister that is in an abusive relationship. She is so worried and scared for her sister. I honestly can’t even imagine.
What I did think about though was the relationship that I am in. The ups and the downs, all the highs and the lows that we have gone through in 7 years. How much he loves me and all the kids. That he shows that to us in his way, constantly. I am thankful for my husband every minute of every day. Sometimes when I am driving, I am so moved by how much I love them that I shed a tear…yea that is right I said it!! Sappy I know, but it is true. I am thankful that he is gentle and kind, that he is patient and loving and that he lives his life to be the best father and husband that he can. Love you Paul!
9. A simple pleasure I am thankful for: my mornings of me time!!
Right now it looks like a warm cup of coffee with a drop of peppermint essential oil, while watching last night Grey’s Anatomy episode and typing up this blog. Sometimes it is my paying bills, answering e-mails, doing yoga or reading my devotional.
My husband’s alarm goes off at 5:35. Could I roll over and go back to sleep? Sure, but then I would have all this me time. I deserve this me time. I believe that this time I give myself is what makes me get through my day, what charges me and gives me life before all the little ones that I gave life to wake up!!
I sit quietly in my bed, my puppy Sky lays right next to me. My husband is getting ready, in the bathroom that is in our bedroom. Once he is all showered and dressed, he will walk over to my side of the bed. He will reach down, give ma hug and a kiss and tell me that he loves me. I will reply with “I love you, have a good day.” Total I get about an hour and a half of me time before the kids wake up and I can do whatever I want during that time. That is my Simple Pleasure!