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Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Little Blessings

Ems here--

It crossed my mind recently that I can often remember to be grateful to God for the BIG blessings in my life: children, husband, shelter, health etc.  However, there are so many small, daily blessings that I just take for granted that really need to be acknowledged.  This is my forum to do such. Feel free to add your own!

Thank you, Lord, for:

10.  Electric blankets. Their snuggly warm properties have enabled me to brave the sickeningly frigid winter.

9.  Baby formula.  Although I have successfully nursed 3 (#4,5,6) babies to a year, my first 3 boys were extremely difficult and I had to use formula. Additionally, Simona decided to quit nursing cold turkey at 7 months, and it was so wonderful just to be able to buy formula that can meet her nutritional needs.  No wet nurse needed.

8.  Technology. I'm so grateful I was born in this century. God knows I am too wussy to have been a pioneer woman.  So, for the Kindle, the television, the DVR, the iPhone, the washing machine, the dishwasher, the KitchenAid mixer, and the computer, I am continually and eternally grateful.

7. Hair dye.  I feel so much happier when I'm blonde.

Yes, that is me, pre-babies. I had just started to rock the blonde hair--and look how much fun I was having!


6.  Hospitals. The fact that we have places to go when we are ill or hurt is really miraculous. Even though a trip to the ER is usually a miserable experience, remembering how blessed we are to have such a place should carry us through the 4 hour wait.

5.  Libraries.  Jules has talked about this before, but I wanted to officially agree on the awesomeness of these institutions.

4. Chocolate. Can you believe there was a time when chocolate wasn't readily available?? I'm so glad I wasn't born yet. Swiss Miss gets me through many a rough patch, and chocolate chip cookies are part of my food pyramid.



3. Diapers (disposable). Poop happens. How nice we can clean it up, throw it out, and move on. I love you, Luvs.



2.  Grocery stores. Packaged food, fruits and veggies, freezer sections--we are wealthy!

1.  No salmonella poisoning, considering the massive quantities of raw cookie dough and cake batter that I  (and my children) have consumed over the years.



Easy Rule #1788:  Since it's the small things that get us through the day, let's not forget to celebrate them!

3 comments:

  1. I can't believe no one commented on your gorgeousness in that picture. You are a hottie :)

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  2. I fully agree with the gorgeousness comment, although I think you're still gorgeous, so nothing new there. Must be the blonde hair!

    I think this entire article is genius. Some of us were not meant to be Ma Ingalls. How she did it all with no chocolate is beyond me.

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    1. Aw shucks, Cindy :) thanks! And the Lord knows I wouldn't have survived a winter on the prairie.

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