I try really hard to stay positive on here because who enjoys reading sad posts? I gain encouragement and inspiration from reading bogs that are uplifting and positive, and so I try to write with that in mind. I did promise myself that I would be transparent on my blog because I enjoy reading blogs that are real and honest. So, I’m going to be honest and real today.
Last week was a really tough week. I was pretty sick and topped it off by getting a stomach virus on Saturday after we visited Thomas the Train. We barely made it home before I got sick. I’m still not sure if I had a bug or if it was something I ate. All I know is it was bad and I haven’t been that sick in a very long time. On top of that, Hampton still has not been sleeping which has caused a lot of foul moods in our household. When I don’t get my sleep, I am less than chipper. There have been a lot of crazy things that have happened this week in my personal life. It’s been heartbreaking and dissapointing, and sometimes, I just want to quit, become a mermaid and move to the beach.
I’ve decided that instead of all of these lovely life things getting me down, I am going to look for the positive in everything. Yes, our closing date has been pushed back and back, but it will happen and we will have our own house again, soon. Yes, Hampton is still adjusting to his big boy bed, but he will get used to it eventually and we will all sleep again. This year has been really hard for my family, but there is no doubt in my mind that it will end in endless amounts of blessings. My mom wrote on the mirror by the back door this verse: Psalm 34:17 “When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all of their troubles.” We have been praying this as a family and we believe that our troubles will not last much longer. Things are going to get better. And it starts with this weekend!
My in-laws are graciously keeping our kids for us and Ryan and I are off to the beach! The last time we went on a trip with no kids was 2 years ago to Ryan’s business conference which was not a vacation for him, so we are thrilled! To say I am excited is an understatement. It’s almost sad how excited I am for this break! I can’t wait to feel the sand between my toes and smell the delicious beach waves! And sleep! I’m so excited to sleep! haha
Life is going to be hard. We are told that, but it’s how you deal with the struggles that make you who you are. I’ve tried to be extremely quiet through our craziness. In fact, I haven’t posted a Facebook status in months. I have tried to always be kind to everyone, and sometimes that means me being extremely quiet and biting my tongue in half. I am choosing to see life through a more positive lens. I have to admit, it is impossible to look at my babies and not smile. Even if we are in a zombie like state. 🙂