One of those mornings…

by Hannah

…you know the ones I mean? I was woken a bit too early by a 21-pound baby throwing himself directly onto my stomach. For some reason the coffee maker didn’t work right the first time- it didn’t drain through and overflowed onto the counter all mixed with coffee grounds. And that was the last of the French Roast too so I had to re-make it with the not-as-good coffee. I’m sure it was user error though- I think I may have forgotten to open my eyes while making it… did I mention that I also woke up with a headache?
Then the above-mentioned early-morning-wrestling baby decided that throwing french toast is much more fun than eating it.
He is now watching television. Yes I am a bad mom today and I put the TV on for my one year old. This is something I don’t do a lot but always feel really guilty about when I do. But today, my sanity is at stake.

I have decided that despite all of that, we will have a good day today. I am determined to turn it around. That is why I’m taking some time for myself right now. I am going to stretch and take some deep breaths and write a list of things I’m thankful for, like…

~my wrestling, toast-throwing, amazing and happy one year old son
~my sleeping, oblivious and yet unfailingly loving and supportive husband
~our home
~food on our table
~sunshine
~photography
~love
~strength and peace that always come when I need them most
~people who inspire and encourage me, in person and online through their blogs and comments

I think now I’m ready to embrace the day. I’m going to go turn the TV off and the music on and dance around with my little one for a while.

What are you thankful for this morning?

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One Comment to “One of those mornings…”

  1. Oh girl, I’m sorry it was “one of those days”! We have them somedays too. Oh boy.

    Way to make the most of it and focus on the positive and things to be thankful for!

    A good reminder. This morning I was thankful for time with my mom and for this post!

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