Sometimes, (heck, who am I trying to kid? A LOT of the time…) it’s easy to get caught up in the challenges of life.
Finances. Personality clashes. Juggling everyone’s needs, trying to fit in some wants…It can be frustrating, exhausting, and leave me short tempered and impatient.
For me, one of the biggest issues I struggle with is RSD. Pain levels that go off the charts for no predictible or preventable reason. Being in constant pain leaves you exhausted, physically, mentally, emotionally.
So, you can see how easy it is to get caught up in the day to day challenges.
But then there are moments…
Tonight I had one of those moments. Two, actually.
I was sitting feeding Boo, who’ll be two months old on Sunday. And talking to Diva, our 13 yo dd. We were talking about blessings and Grace. Yes, ‘Grace’, with a capital G. The kind of perfect grace that only comes from God, who forgives us everything, no matter how undeserving we are.
And it hit me, how incredibly blessed I really am.
My children are healthy. And happy. I have a loving husband. We have a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food on our table. We’re lucky enough to be in Canada, complete with the access to health care that many other countries don’t have. Even with the health challenges I have, and a pain specialist that’s currently out of the country, leaving me stranded as far as pain management goes, it’s temporary. He’ll be back, and I’ll receive treatment. I don’t have to worry about how to afford to see him, or how to get the meds required.
It’s so easy to get caught up in what you don’t have…Be it enough money, enough patience, a big enough house, or a pain free body.
It’s realizing what you have, reaching out and seizing with everything you have the blessings in your life…that’s where you find your joy, your gratitude, your reasons why.
And my second moment?
Catching Boo smiling for the camera