I have so much joy in my heart.
Even as I sit here in tears.
So many bad things go on in this world today that its no wonder that we aren't all on anti-depressants and visiting our therapist on a daily basis.
My brother in law is currently over in Iraq, a few months into his year long deployment.
I follow a couple of other mommy blogs religiously. One is Heather's Blog, a mom who had to go through one of my worst nightmares. She tragically lost her sweet baby Maddie.
The other blog I wanted to mention is Kathie's Blog, a woman that lost her husband to cancer.
These tremendous ladies live their lives everyday with one of their greatest loves gone. They are both getting ready to celebrate their first Christmas without them.
As I sit here this morning with sleepy eyes just waiting for my coffee to kick in, I think about all the GOOD things in my life. My sweet, beautiful boys have brought SO much joy to my life. They are in such good health, they have such a zest for life, and they offer so much humor into my world.
My husband is one heck of a guy. He is the greatest father, he works extremley hard to provide for our family, and he rubs my back whenever I ask! He loves me at my worst, laughs at me when I am stressing out too much, and supports every dream of mine.
I have so much to be thankful for when I think of the things that could go wrong in my life that I have no control over. Many thoughts and prayers go to my blogger friends that have suffered great tragadies this past year. And of course my heart goes to my best friend, my sister and her family as they celebrate this Christmas with her husband serving for us over in Iraq.
With all the hustle and stress that we all go through this time of year, please take the time to remember the GOOD things that you do have in life. And when your taking that time, please remember those that have suffered so much more than you. And please say a little prayer, or whatever your believes are to send those some good cheer and love.
Merry Christmas everyone.