Thursday, June 10, 2010

Living

Sometimes you see something or hear something that reminds you to live. A few minutes ago I was stopped in my tracks and reminded how fragile and unpredictable life can be. I know first hand how things can change for the worse in a split second. I would like to think that I live each day appreciating everything, cherishing every moment and taking it all in stride.

The reality is I don't. Yet it is moments like these where I see tragedy and am reminded all too clearly how precious life really is. So tonight I vow to not complain any longer that Henry doesn't sleep through the night, to not roll my eyes as he throws a temper tantrum because he wants me to hold his hands while he walks. I vow to live life a little more passionately and spend a little more time nurturing my marriage. I vow to try my hardest to appreciate everything I have because it was not too long ago that it was all almost taken away from me.

There was a time where there was nothing more exciting to me then seeing henry open his eyes. To see him smile. To see him grasp my pinkie. Every little thing he did was monumental to us. At times now it's hard to really appreciate and enjoy the temper tantrums, messes, spit up, diaper changes and sleepless nights when your in the thick of it. Tonight I was reminded how lucky I am to have a happy, healthy and vivacious boy.

"Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"
- Anonymous

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