July 09, 2007

Today I am so content with my life. I think I just woke up on the right side of the bed. That, and I've been making a conscious decision to look for the joy in everyday. My kids drive me bananas sometimes ...ESPECIALLY when I'm tired. Today however I decided to just love them and nurture them even if it pains me. Yes sometimes admiration for them does not come so naturally. I love them, but I'll be honest. Somedays I wonder if God gave me babies to just suck the life right out of me.

However today is a great day. My attitude probably has alot to do with it. The kids have been great. I am happy with our move to the country. It was the best risky decision my husband and I made. I feel so comfortable here. Comfortable with our lives, and the role I now play in my childrens lives.

My kids are thriving in the coutnry air and all the exploration and adventure that comes from it. My husband is thriving because he is able to help his parents and he gets to build things for me, and tinker around the yard. I have to admit that I get a little weak in the knees when I see him do such 'manly' work.
I am thriving because of the fresh air, the adventure, and the people that I am surrounded by.

My entire life I have always felt bad for being such a chatter box. What can I say? I love to chat. Probably why I've always written nonsense in a journal and why I love blogging so much. Here in the country I am shocked by how much people love to chat. There is a greater sense of community out here. Some may call it being nosy, but I think people just like to know what is going on in your life. The best part is that if you needed help for anything they would be right there at your doorstep. My friend warned me that I may feel lonely out here in the country. So far I feel more surrounded by good honest, caring people than ever before. That alone is the best reason for moving out here. Although surrounded by more people in the subburbs I hardly met any of my neighbors. I found people to walk by without looking at you, and drive into their garages and shut themselves off to the world. Here, everybody waves and says hello. I love that.

Today....I am so proud to be country and so grateful to the Lord for leading us here. I look forward to how our lives are going to enfold in the days/weeks/months/years to come.


Nancy said...

Oh yes - right on again!

Carey said...

Can you send some of those happy feeling my way? Im glad to hear your doing well. God is good!