It is quite amazing how you're on your way in your happy day to go read your Bible and pray while the kids play at Chick-Fil-a. I'm sitting in the car and thinking about how awesome everything the Lord has made is and then BOOM!! Major Wrench thrown in my day. UGH. As Marlin in Finding Nemo said, "Good Feeling Gone." I have the hardest time not letting things like this really get me in a tizzy and ruin my day, but it's one of those things I have no control over at this point so I'm just going to deal. I'm going to go back to enjoying my day and forget it ever happened. I will just keep repeating to myself that I will NOT let it steal my JOY. So there :P
With that said, I have a lot to be joyful about. I am so in love with my husband. He's so handsome and he spoils me rotten every single day with love, compassion and always putting my needs above his own. He says things like, "I'm so glad I'm here in the mornings so you can sleep in." And when I do get up, the kitchen is immaculate because "I didn't want you to have to worry or stress about cleaning today." Seriously?? Who says that?? LOL He's the most amazing father to our kids. He never walks in and turns on the tv or does anything else to neglect spending time with them. He's always hands on and enjoys every second of it. If you've ever been around him for 2 seconds he is the BEST dad, hands down. Since we both come from broken families, we have that much more drive to stick together and make our marriage & family a priority and Josh definitely lives this out every single day. I just had to take a moment to brag and thank God for putting Josh in my life. We are such a perfect fit for each other and make an awesome team. Madison has begun telling us were gross when we kiss. hahahaha, I hope were "gross" til the day we die.
As far as the wrench thrown in my day, it's nothing compared to the life struggles others are going through. I follow the BLOG of a mom of 2 with a 3rd on the way who was married to an amazing man who just passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 31. Here is a God-fearing woman forced to face life alone with 3 kids and I want to whine about my wrench. No way. I quickly reflected on the wrench vs. the nightmare Vee wakes up to every day and I made the choice to get over it and not let it ruin my day or get mad. When I read her blog, it really makes me put things in perspective. I know you hear it all the time friends, but don't take your loved ones for granted and recognize the blessing in your life. I'm preaching to myself, also. I put high priority on the least important things sometimes like cleaning and organizing [pish-posh] and let such petty things get my panties in a bunch and it's so not worth it. Sounds like a another resolution on the horizon: Keep thy undies from bunching and keep first things first.
I'm super stoked about getting going on my digital album for the Christmas season. I've already purchased the digital art I want, got my pictures organized and will begin the second after I hit 'Publish' on this post! Woo-hoo! Check out some of the new digital stuff Creative Memories has on my website. I am using the Very Merry and the Cheerful Winter additions in the StoryBook Creator 3.0 program! When I get some pages completed I will post them. Sidenote: ALL ALBUMS (including the digital albums), PAGES & PROTECTORS are 20% off in the month of January! Stock up! This is a fantastic Deal! Feel free to comment or email me if you have questions!