Lately, the highs in our life are really high. When things are good, they're great. However, the lows are pretty low too. We had a great weekend...it was one of those highs. We went to dinner and the waitress actually said to us, "Your boys are so well behaved and polite! I am impressed!" I laughed out loud...kind of hard. She was right though, in that moment they were being so good. In fact, the whole meal they were excellent. This is progress people!
I cherish these highs. I stop and breath and soak it up and remember these highs. There IS beauty in the chaos and mess that is our life! :)
Which reminds me. I was taking my friend's family photos in a field of these trees...
They were gorgeous! I mean...such beauty surrounding me! However, I had tears literally streaming down my face, itchy eyes, runny nose, allergies galore! It was pretty miserable, so much so that I almost didn't recognize how beautiful it was in that place!
I noticed though...I didn't let my discomfort distract me from the beauty and I snapped pictures of the beautiful flowers. I kind of feel like this is a metaphor for our life right now. We are uncomfortable, but surrounded by love and support and beauty! We are blessed so so much and even though I share on here our rough times, don't think that we are not recognizing the good...the beauty.
Sometimes I feel like it's 2 steps forward and one step back. You know, I think, "oh, we're making progress, we're in a groove, so glad we've started to figure things out." Then something happens that sets us back to a place that I thought we had overcome. I know it's only been a month since entering this world of a family with 3 kids and that things can take time...LOTS of time, but that's the problem. I knew that it could take time, I just hoped it wouldn't for us. Unrealistic? Yes. Still what I desired? Absolutely!
So right now, in the midst of everything, when things are good, I am stopping to smell the flowers, to let that moment be imprinted in my mind and heart.