Life · Marriage · Parenthood

All the little things that add up to amazing

As I was walking toward home today after having come back from a work “farewell” get together, I was reminded of all the little things in my life that add up to such amazing blessings.

Sometimes it’s so easy to dwell on the mundane day to day things that keep our life busy, and to forget about those little things that make life fun.

And today, as my husband stayed home with our daughter so I could get a little break, I had such a great time with my coworkers. I walked out of there feeling so thankful for the new friends I’ve made and all the new experiences I’ve had in the past year.

It was a little over a year ago that I left my comfy and secure job of fifteen years to work for a non profit organization, and for a long while it felt like such a scary decision. Now when I look back I realize it has been one of the best decisions I made.

I’ve learned so much about the beauty and chaos of working with so many different personalities and of not fearing change, even if it does make me hold my breath a little. But most importantly I’ve made some amazing new friendships, and I feel alive and excited at work in a way that I hadn’t felt in such a long time. Even when I’m faced with new challenges and changes.

And at home…my husband said it so well in a prayer the other day, when he thanked God for our fun family even amid its unavoidable mundane things. It’s true. We have our beautiful healthy girl, we have each other, and our dog and our family and friends. And we have work and meltdowns and tantrums and responsibilities, all things that I wouldn’t change because it all brings us back to God and our blessings.

And there’s this song A Life That’s Good that I love and explains so well how I feel. I sing it to our daughter and whenever I hear it on my phone it puts a knot in my throat. Because it’s all these little things that add up to amazing.


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