We have had some busy and amazing few weeks! So many wonderful and BIG events in our family! My amazing son was married to the most amazing and spectacular girl! I am so grateful! My daughter, who there aren't words to describe adequately how much I love her, has become a mom and has spent the last two weeks at our home. I have been spoiled to get to hold daily my sweet sweet Jayden. I am so grateful. My third child, my son, who my heart aches because I love him so so much, is preparing to leave on his mission very soon. I am so grateful. It's almost midnight. The earliest we have been to bed for many days! We have been enjoying our family so much! Going to bed at wee hours in the morning and sleeping late and starting all over. I am so grateful. As I lay here and ponder all of these events I am so over whelmed with gratitude for my blessings. Nothing means more to me than my family. I pray my kids will always know that their mom loves them more than life itself. Tears are very close to the surface as I contemplate my daughter leaving with her sweet family and not being able to hold Jayden every day. I am grateful that she has such a loving husband who is so patient and caring. I believe part of my heart will be gone when that little one leaves. I love him so much. Nothing prepares you for this feeling of love that surpasses anything you have ever experienced. It is amazing and I am so grateful. Our newly weds will also be on their way in the morning and my heart is so full. I am so excited for their adventures. They have an amazing future ahead! I am so grateful. With this gratitude comes lots of emotions. These emotions may just take over tomorrow as my family of 10 goes down to 5 of us. But these emotions are good. Their full of gratitude.
My family is far from perfect. Oh boy are we so perfectly imperfect. We have disagreements, we make messes, we have our strong opinions and we try to makes right choices but that doesn't mean we always do. Key word is try. But to me my family is pretty darn awesome! And the best part is its growing. My grandson is pretty perfect though and my new daughter in law fits our family perfectly. I am so grateful. No doubt my arms and heart will ache until I get to hold my sweet Jayden again.
I am grateful for all of these blessings. So many events in a short amount of time has left me with feelings of major scatterbrain but I wouldn't change it for the world.
If tears come tomorrow, it's okay. It just reiterates how much I truly love my family. I am so grateful.
"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."