If you read this post, you HAVE TO turn up the volume. The song playing is perfect for this. It is a bit twangy..but it has a great message and it is really cute.
I just got back from my second wonderful run OUTSIDE in the sun this week. AAAGGGHHH I have only had to run in the gym once this week so far. Yes! Is it really January??? I didn't take my I-Pod this time, and I just thought while I was running. Here are my thoughts during this particular run.
I have always known that life is full of ups and downs, but for some reason or another, I have noticed it more the past few weeks.
Last week had some major downs, and proved to be really really rough for me. The matter is personal, but it was rough. Then the weekend turned out awesome. The weather was gorgeous, church was great, we had a great few days as a family, and the spirit in our home just seemed to be on a high. We were all just walking with lighter steps. It was great! I have to make myself enjoy it though, and not wonder if we are having a great time because something bad is going to happen. (weird fear of mine that I am trying to overcome)
Then Monday rolled around. The day I dread, because Ben is gone until 10:00pm. I survived Monday pretty well though. I was actually grateful that Ben got off work early and was able to join us for an hour in a fun FHE with a bunch of friends before heading off to class.
Then Tuesday came. Holy Moly was it a horrible day!! I was soooo grouchy all day long. The worst part was, I had no reason to be. UG! Just one of those days when the kids are hard, Sam cried and wanted to be held all day, the house is dirty, the laundry is piling up, groceries to get, ect. It was just a stinky stinky day. The day ended well though, thanks to Jacquie. She watched the kids, while I ran outside in the GORGEOUS 65+ degree weather. It was heavenly!
Wednesday was one of the BEST days I have had in a really really long time. Not that all days are bad, not even close, it was just that this one was really great!
I just woke up happy, and so did the kids. I attribute it to the prayer I said the night before, practically begging for a better day tomorrow. It was a GORGEOUS day and we had a great time at play group with friends and lots of warm sun. I love my friends. I dropped Mary off at school and was able to have a fun mid-day date with my hunny. We went out to lunch. I love being able to see him mid-day. It makes the day go faster. After that, me and the kids were able to get in a 2 hour nap!!! Miracle..especially because Mary hasn't napped in almost 6 months! After the nap, Ben got home, we had dinner and then I took off for a girl's night out at DQ. It was so great! I had a killer mint oreo blizzard. So yummy! I almost have to pinch myself every time I am with my friends. It is just amazing to me that I have been so blessed with such amazing women in my life right now. They went to a movie, but I had to come home early to check on Mary (she wasn't feeling too great, but turns out she is just fine). Once I knew she was fine, Ben told me to go out and get a new shirt! Shopping without the kids...he didn't have to ask twice! I found the cutest shirt and hat.I am so excited! I came home to a clean house and kids in PJ's (Ben..you rock!) and then we snuggled in for a night of our favorite show right now....LOST. We watched Lost and munched on the big fat stick of Laffy Taffy I brought home from the store.
Seriously...it was about as perfect of a day as I could have asked for. I am still smiling about it!
The ironic thing is that on the very same day, unknown to me, one of my friends was having a horrible day...I am talking really bad here. And on Tuesday when I was having a horrible day, another one of my friends posted on her blog saying that she was having a great day.
Isn't life so interesting! I am learning to bask in the sweetness of the magical days and to try to let them carry me though the difficult ones. So many people experiencing so many things at the same time. No wonder God has given us family and friends. We can all share the good moments and help with the bad. We are all in this together. Life is quite the journey isn't it!