Saturday, May 9, 2009

A Time to be Grateful

I decided today I needed to remind myself of all the things I am thankful for. And wouldn't you know, I have had a few reasons come my way to remind me (in all my craziness) that I am grateful for the little things in life.

First of all, I am thankful my little tornado Josh decided to sit and watch 'Baby Signing Times' for the entire half hour in this chair. I was able to get the dishwasher unloaded, dinner going, dog fed and taken out, and Trevor's homework done in record time. He was such an angel baby.

And my wonderful husband sent me flowers for Mother's Day! I was very surprised to open the door and see flowers! He is so sweet and I love him so much. It was just the thing I needed lately!

And if that wasn't good enough as it was, I recieved a package in the mail today from my sister Amy. I was very surprised to open my mailbox and see it and even more excited when I saw what she sent me. Last month when she was here in Utah visiting she picked up some material to make a purse for me and Chantel. I had no idea about it at all since I wasn't with her when she went shopping. So it took me by surprise. I have been out looking for a new purse/bag lately but hadn't found what I wanted. I could not believe my eyes when I saw what it was! It was EXACTLY what I had been looking for!

With the purse she also sent a sweet note that made me all teary eyed.... she told me she picked out this charm to go on in that says 'inspire' because she thinks I am an inspiring mom/sister. I don't know about that one, but it sure lifted my spirits a TON. I know she didn't know how much I needed this, but I did! Thank you Amy... you truly were inspired to send me this gift and the note... I needed it! I love ya sis!

So I have been reminded of what I am grateful for, and that is all that really matters. Some days it feels like I am going 200mph and don't realize how lucky and blessed I truly am. I have a wonderful family and some awesome friends that keep me going. Thank you to everyone!!!!


maidmarian4 said...

That purse is awesome! WTG Amy! :) Cool about the "inspire" embellishment!
Love the flowers!
And we love signing time here! Glad Josh liked it enough to give you a break for 30 mins! :)
Love ya Melissa! I'm glad to still be in contact w/ you - even if for the most part it is online! :)

Amy said...

I am glad that you got the purse ok. I had fun making it and was excited to send it knowing that is was going to be a surprise. I am glad that you like it. I hope that the kids will give you some more peaceful moments this weekend for Mother's Day. I love ya.

Alice said...

How fun. Pretty flowers and I am impressed with Amy's bag making skills :) So fun. Happy Mother's Day.

Desiree and Lars said...

Nice job with flowers Scott! Can't go wrong with them! And Amy is talented. That is awesome. One day I will be able to work a sewing machine for more than just a quilt. Happy Mom's day Melissa. You are a great mom! And I'm glad you had some good moments this weekend!

Chantel and Brian said...

Amy did do great with those purses didn't she? I love mine too. I love your inspire. I think she's right. I love those flowers too! There gorgeous! Go Scott.

Allie said...

awwww....that made ME teary eyed too!!
You have a great sister!! Way cute purse..

Jessica said...

this post made me tear up! What a wonderful sis you have! Js room 4320. I cant wait to see you both!

Tanya said...

hmm...i didn't comment earlier...
Well anyway, I am glad that you were able to find blessings in a chaotic week!
what a great sister you have! Go Amy! Plus its really cute!!!
Flowers are wonderful too!
happy Mother's Day!