Happy Mother’s Day!
I found a poem this morning that I thought would be perfect to share today! After you read it, jump on over to my new site, “In My Daughter’s Eyes”. It is a work in progress, but is definitely on it’s way!
I Am Grateful
(This poem was written when I was 8 months pregnant with baby number 5. I remember feeling so frustrated and was sick of hearing my thoughts complain, so I rant to the drawer, pulled out a piece of paper and scribbled this down as a reminder to myself in about 3 minutes!)
I am grateful to clean my home – I have a home
I am grateful that I am tired, uncomfortable, and don’t sleep – I am pregnant
I am grateful Jon is busy – we have work and able bodies
I am grateful for laundry – we have clothes
I am grateful for a never ending ringing phone – we have friends and family
I am grateful to be a chauffeur – we have a car and money for lessons
I am grateful for my headaches – I have a head
I am grateful for gaining a ton of weight – we have food
I am grateful for bills – they aren’t bill collectors
I am grateful for ketchup – it is the only vegetable my children want to eat
I am grateful for seeing my messy house – I can see
I am grateful to hear quarreling – I can hear
I am grateful for late night homework – my kids get an education
I am grateful I am sick – I appreciate being healthy
I am grateful Jon is at Young Men’s – I have a righteous husband
I am grateful for messy bathrooms – we don’t have an outhouse
I am grateful to be exhausted at night – I have filled my day with work
I am grateful for a glass half full – at least I have water
I am grateful for a suburban – 6 kids wouldn’t fit in a red convertible
I am grateful I had the chance to loose everything before – I recognize what I have now
And now, drum roll please………..without further delay:
This was beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Mothers day
OK, your poem brought me to tears. Don't know if that was the intention, but it did. You are adorable and you have such a beautiful family. The pictures in your header are priceless. Who did those? I'm coming over from SITS. Happy Mother's Day. You are beautiful and inspiring.
I have an award for you. Come grab it.
alicia @ a beautiful mess.
Yeah..it's me!! 🙂
I can't wait to get the bag..seriously, I am so excited!!
It will be appreciated to the utmost..:-)
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day..
I have posted your blog and mission on my blog in hopes that others will jump on board. I also posted my letter to my daughters!
Good Luck and many blessings,Deborah I am so excited to begin reading all these letters.
Love it!!!! Thank you for sharing! I love the way you've made it all positive ;D