06 January 2011

In this moment.

Yesterday was so stressful. Any day that starts before the alarm clock goes off and ends with a lost diamond earring, a huge glass of wine, and about 6 episodes of the Mario Lopez show {Saved by the Baby} is a rough day.

And, as I finally laid down to go to sleep {a little too late} last night, I realized something...

What was I so stressed about? Sure, I had a bad day, but who doesn't have those?

In this moment, everything is fine. Everyone is healthy. Everyone is happy. We have 2 beautiful babies. We have a warm, cozy home. The bills are paid. We have food. Bob and I both have wonderful jobs.

And in this moment I realized: everything is.... perfect.

Let me tell you a little story. A few years ago my dad was in an accident. I remember the night before the phone call, I was arguing with my sister {about something I can't even remember at this point} and she stormed out of my apartment. I was so upset about it that I had trouble sleeping. I was also stressed out about planning my best friend's bridal shower and I was mad at the other bridesmaids because they weren't willing to help me with anything.

At 6:32am the next day, my life changed forever. And on the way to the hospital I remember thinking "Yesterday I thought I had real problems."

I think every now and then we need to remind ourselves of what's really important. We need to take a step back and think about what matters to us. Because life isn't going to get easier. It's not going to slow down. And there's always going to be something that we're constantly worried about.

So, in this moment, I take a step back. Breathe. And be thankful.

Because everything is fine.

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15 comments:

Mrs Gloves said...

It's hard to take a step back when you are in the moment. And we all get to this point once in a while. Count your blessings and tomorrow is a new day! And tell those kids to leave you alone!

Mrs. S said...

Thanks for posting this, I really needed to hear this today!

Bri said...

Thank you for this post - I had one of those days recently, but I let it get the best of me. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this liberating piece of wisdom!

molly said...

When really bad things happen it gives you perspective. We would never truly know what good feels like if we don't also know what bad feels like.

Great post!

Allie'sMama said...

Thank you for posting this - you're such a great writer!! Idk why it made me tear up - I've been so emotional lately!

@jess0726 on twitter said...

Jenni - Thanks so much for posting this... about a hour ago I texted my husband thanking him for being in my life and that I loved our life no matter what stressors we have - we have eachother, jobs, a home, and our beautiful baby girl.

Jeannie said...

It's so easy to get wrapped up in the little things as they feel like the end of the world. When in reality, the problem is really not that important...at all.

Thank you for posting this Jenni. It definatley made me open my eyes.

~Ashley~ said...

I just dealt with one hell of a tantrum from Brook as Emmy wailed to be changed & fed. I just wanted to run away & give up, I was so stressed. I needed to read a post like this. Thanks, Momma.

Momma Brown said...

that's what i'm talkin bout!
great post, jenni.

Shannon said...

so so true.... great post!

Kimberly said...

Great post! It's so easy to become wrapped up in the chaos around us... I needed to read this today, thank you!!!

Angela said...

I needed this reminder today. Thank you!

Becki said...

Beautiful reminder. Thanks for posting this today!

Anonymous said...

I had the worst day at work today and reading this made me feel oh so much better. I've got a great husband, two healthy kids, and a roof over my had. Life really is good....

Tara said...

so well put. and at the perfect time. thank you :) ps..love that mario saved by the baby show too. hehe. take care mama.

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