One of my favorite times of day is first thing in the morning. I'm not usually a morning person, but my son and I have a little morning routine. Usually it's full of lots of snuggles. I will wake up for those any day. The other thing we do is we put on our boots and head out to the water the garden. We're still in our pajamas so thank goodness we don't have any neighbors close by. Every morning we make our rounds and water the plants just as the sun starts to peak over the trees. Tre usually get bored after the first planter box and runs off to play. The air is full of laughter as he plays on the swing set or chases our dog Kahlua around the yard. She knocked over two of my freshly planted flower pots this morning, so we're not friends at the moment but she sure does love that boy. Tre's newest thing is that he likes to hold my hand and walk me all over the property to see the new things that he's found. I know one day his hand will be bigger than mine but I love to look down and see his little hands wrapped around my finger. "Look Mom," he says. "Look!"
I'm so thankful for this time with him. The Esophageal Dysmotility I've been struggling with can make it very hard sometimes. I spent time in the ER again last week and it took a bit to recover. I'm having a very hard time eating enough calories and it's now apparent that my body doesn't function well when it's not getting the calories or nutrients it needs. I am working with a great Doctor and Dietician now, so hopefully we will be able to get back on track soon. It looks like I'll be blending most, if not all meals. My son Tre isn't too fond of the Vitamix, but he loves picking fresh greens for the smoothies. His favorite is the chocolate peanut butter shake. He lines up the glasses on the counter, my big one and his little one. He has no idea how many vegetables he's consuming, but I melt every time he looks up from his glass and gives me the biggest smile, smoothie mustache and all.
My little man is asking for breakfast now so I must get going. I don't know what your day will bring you, but I hope you are able to take a moment and find something to be thankful for. Sometimes that is all you need to turn your day around. Find the bigger picture or a little happy thought.
Happy day to you my friend, I hope it's a great one!
It's quiet here this morning at our little country house. Everyone is still in bed and all you can hear is the chirping of the birds and the whirling of a window fan. Eight hours earlier you would have heard a house buzzing with the sound of bright and bubbly family.
My sister-in-law and her family are here to visit and it has been so much fun. The boys had a camp out in the back yard last night. I could still hear them whispering outside at midnight so I'm not surprised they are still sleeping. They were the cutest; dad's and sons and cousins carting their pillows out to the tent in their pajamas. "We'll be up at six," they said. The clock just chimmed telling me it is eight o'clock and I have yet to see anyone emerge from the tent.
I can't begin to explain how happy a full house makes me. Taking care of people and being a hostess is kind of my thing. Filling this house wall to wall with love makes my heart burst with happiness. Our cousins came over too and we BBQ'd, took the kids on quad rides, made Smores over a bon fire and played well past sun down. Music and laughter filled the air. It was wonderful.
I'm about to put on my apron and make a big breakfast for everyone. The dad's usually claim the kitchen in the morning, but since they are still sleeping, I get to do it. I don't mind at all. I am happiest in the kitchen cooking for my family.
This weekend is special and I'd like to take a moment to remember the people who sacrificed their lives for us while serving in the armed forces. Thank you. We will be forever grateful.
I don't know what this weekend brings you, but I hope you are able to fill it with moments of love and happiness. Until next time my friend,
First I must apologize for allowing a little too much time to lapse between blog posts. These last two weeks have been a whirl wind of emotions for me and my family and I felt that I needed a bit of time to get perspective on the situation. Has that ever happened to you? Have you ever felt like there was a time in your life where so many things were happening at the same time that you needed take a step back and catch your breath? That’s just about where I am right now.
Two weeks ago my mother told me that she was leaving my father after close to 35 years of marriage and moving to California. She left yesterday, and as you could imagine, we were all a little shaken up. The dust is just beginning to settle, and out of the ashes new things are coming into the light. Mother’s Day was last Sunday. It was a hard day and I was beginning to become overwhelmed with emotion, but then I looked over and saw my sister snuggled up on the couch with my son. I instantly felt a warming in my heart. What you may not know, is that I have been acting as my sister’s guardian for most of our lives. My husband, son, and I had taken a road trip the day before and picked her up from college and brought her home. The sadness I was feeling over the loss of my mom was replaced by the love I felt for them. I was so thankful to have both my kids home and to be able to spend the day with them. For me, that is what Mother’s Day is all about.
Families come in all shapes and sizes, and whether it be good or bad, change is inevitable. When it comes to our family, I am finding that I have many things to be thankful for. It is not perfect, and right now it may feel like a link in the chain is missing, but I can feel the bonds that hold us together getting stronger. In our family, the men outnumber the women. To me this is a blessing because of the type of men they are. My son has great role models, and he has a special relationship with each of them. I am thankful that they are part of our lives, and that they are helping shape my son into the man he is supposed to be.
Now that I have picked myself up, dusted myself off, and put on my big girl panties, I hope to be talking to you again soon. A little more light hearted next time I hope. It’s wet outside here, so my son and I are about to put our boots and rain coats on and go puddle jumping. It’s bound to bring us a laugh or two! I wish you a wonderful, splish-splashy day! Talk to you soon!
Hi there! Welcome to Grace In A Glass. My name is Danielle and I am so happy that you are visiting this site today. We all have something in life that we are working to overcome. I began blogging about my struggle with overcoming Esophageal Dysmotility and Crohn's Disease with the hope of reaching others with words of encouragement and hope. Thank you for letting me share my stories with you, and hope you have the most wonderful day!