I find myself falling deep into every moment with James the last few days. I am always so thankful for each moment with him, but it’s easy to get caught up in the next moment or what needs to happen and cut those moments short.
A friend of mine has a daughter James’s age, about a month apart. Over the last few days they have received some very difficult news regarding her health, and they are still very uncertain of the road that lies ahead.
It pains me that a dear friends sorrow, trial, and uncertainty is what reminds me to be so thankful for my blessings. Not only have I stopped frequently in the last few days to thank God for my blessings, but I do so in almost every moment of the day. It has been a humbling reminder that each moment is a gift from God.
I am so thankful that I get to wake up to hearing James playing in his crib, here in his home. That I get to walk into his room and see his smiling face peeking through the slats on the crib while he’s playing with his stuffed animals. I am thankful that I get to sit on the couch and watch our morning shows while he drinks a bottle before eagerly scooting off my lap to go play. I am thankful that I get to watch him as he unsteadily walks across the living room with wobbly legs. I am thankful that I get to go on walks outside, and watch his face take in all the surroundings. I am thankful I get to put him down for naps in his own bed, and listen to him play himself to sleep. I am thankful that I get to rock him in his chair when he’s not feeling well and just wants his mama. I am thankful that every night I get to lay him down in his bed with his lamb, puppy dog, curious george 1, and curious george 2.
I am thankful he is not in a hospital. I am thankful he is not sick. I am thankful he is healthy. I am thankful he is home, safe, and happy.
I realize this isn’t everyone’s reality. I realize it could just as easily not be ours.
I thank God every single time I am reminded, which is often, of how blessed we are to be healthy today. We never know what tomorrow will bring.
My happy place is every moment that I am healthy, the hubs is healthy, and James is healthy. I really don’t care about anything else.