Monday, January 5, 2009

52 Blessings Project~Week 52!!!!

Dang I have been sick, so I have neglected my blogging a bit and am behind. So here is my last blessing of 2008. just a little late!
Now I know this is my last blessing of 2008. It should be something poetic.My last week to post something great. Something really spiritual, something big right? Whatever. However, I keep coming back to the same thing! And for me it IS big!
So This Week I am Grateful For~ An Easier Journey!
This has come to me at different times and a little at a time. I have had a realization lately.When I first had Ethan I was cooked. Done! I had a hard time. 3 under 3. 3 In diapers. 3 in my bed. 3 demanding my undivided attention! It was hard. At times it downright sucked. I'd have all three of them crying at once and then I'd find myself crying too! I am not super together. NOT Super patient. If I were a dog I think I'd be a poodle. Nervous and shaky and yippy!
About four months ago things had been really hairy. Grace was having melt down after meltdown all day long! She and Bailey would fight non stop. The older ones took being a mouthy teenager to a whole new level. I felt as if I was getting it from every angle. I was pretty dang discouraged! I was taken to the very edge and then... BAM!Change! A little relief!

Bailey was potty trained, but Grace being Grace had to resist! She does Everything on her terms. Recently though she has decided she is done being in diapers. Woke up one day and said "no I wear panties, not diapers!"Well...OK! From 3 in diapers to 1! Making progress here...
And she and Bailey have decided being friends is better than fighting. They play so nice together. I love hearing Grace say "Bailey you are my best friend." To which Bailey will say "yeah Grace we love each other" Much nicer than the carnage that we had around here a few months ago.

Ethan has been taking naps consistently every day and I am really liking that! Mouthy teens and pre teen are off again on again a challenge but I have had some really nice times with them lately and it helps me see they will eventually come out of the fog. Patience dear, patience.

So, nothing huge, of great insight just the knowledge that things do get easier eventually and for that I am very grateful!

11 comments:

goingsome said...

Oh, yeah!!! 2 out of 3 being potty trained is great. Isn't potty training a relief? I hear ya.

At times I take a sigh of relief and reflect that all is good.

Nice post. We all have things to be grateful for. Big and small.

goingsome said...

P.S. Hubby came and read your blog over my shoulder and we are going to borrow your title "A Easier Journey". It will be a coined phrase for the year.

Just thought I would give you credit, before we start using it.

Loved the analogy of the reference to a poodle. I am still giggling.

DANI KYNASTON said...

This is a huge thing to be grateful for. Feeling like your life is somewhat in control is major. I sometimes wonder if I will ever feel like that again. Aaahhh, hope - the light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe, someday!

RhondaLue said...

An easier journey is something HUGE to be thankful for!! I hope for that too. ANd at times I feel like the journey hasn't eased as much as my ability to handle it...and I'll take what i can get!

I endure the hard days and long for/relish the easier ones! I'm with ya sistah!

RhondaLue said...

An easier journey is something HUGE to be thankful for!! I hope for that too. ANd at times I feel like the journey hasn't eased as much as my ability to handle it...and I'll take what i can get!

I endure the hard days and long for/relish the easier ones! I'm with ya sistah!

Mike, Suzann and Family said...

There are times when I am so sad that they are growing up so fast, but then I think of how much fun we are having together and how much easier it is now, then even a year ago. Here is to 2009 and hopes for more and more "easy" times :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

One of my kids is grown, and one is in high school. I know these days can be tough, but it goes by so fast and you will for sure miss it!

sherry said...

I think that is a fabulous blessing. haleluya! If I could get my children to get along I would jump for joy.

Lynda said...

Oh, Laurie! You make me laugh and bring tears to my eyes at the same time.
Being a mom is always fun, frustrating, exciting, scary, and just plain wonderful and awful at the same time.
I know it's hard to deal sometimes, but just think about when they are all grown and gone. Your house will always be clean. Your life will be so calm and peaceful and BORING!!!
And think how much fun it will be telling Ethan's wife and kids that he loved to swim in the toilet!
You'll eat out for years on your stories.
Enjoy while you can, don't pull out your hair, and when the s*** really hits the fan, remember that it too will pass. And you'll have the most wondeful memories and laughs for the rest of your life.
Love you!
Aunt Lynda

Cara said...

I miss you!!! What a perfect end to all your blessing. I'm so happy things are looking up and positive. You deserve every good thing. I think you are so fun and happy and funny!!! Life does have its moments and I'm so glad yours are easier these days. Happy Sunday to you♥

Kendra said...

You deserve a big break from all of the madness. I can't stop thinking about you and praying that you are doing OK. You are such an example to me. I was glad to see that you blogged. Maybe you are starting to feel better? Our family went to Zoo lights on Friday. I thought that since it was almost over, there wouldn't be a crowd. Boy was I wrong. It was the busiest I have EVER seen the zoo! Ha, ha! Thanks for the tickets. It was great to spend some family time doing something that we all enjoyed. I hope all of your kids pitch in and make the next year a super easy one for you!