The other day, I was at my in-law's house, and I was looking through some old scrapbooks that my mother in law had made of prior Christmas gatherings. I looked through them and we laughed about how young everyone looked and how much the kids had grown up, but above everything else, I just kept thinking to myself: "I am just so happy" I mean like really deep down happy, I love my husband more every single day. Not to say that we don't have our bad days, but even when we bicker or argue, I still love him and I can tell by the way he looks at me, that he feels the same way.
I have learned through tough times that sometimes we just need to take a step back and look at everything that we have. I am so thankful to get up and go to work every day, to have a man that loves me and takes care of me all the time. We come home to a beautiful home and a healthy child. What more could I ask for? (Well, I'd like my house to be a bit neater, but this is a positive post). Now, let's be honest here… our lives are very far from perfect, but we do our best to see the glass as half-full all the time.
Our family is very ready to put 2009 to bed and get started on a brand new year. I hope for more of the good and less of the bad this next year…. But we'll take whatever it has to throw at us.
(Later, I'll explain to totally crappy days that followed Christmas. I was just needing to see the bright side today.)