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Monday, June 13, 2011

A letter to God

Dear Lord,
Thank you.  Thank you for blessing us with Alexander.  Thank you for placing him in our care.  Life is so much richer now.

I know it sounds cliché, but the grass is greener.  Before Alexander, I did not know what LIVING was.   I was consumed with insignificant things.  I would have died without ever actually celebrating life.

Thank you for helping me to slow down.  Thank you for showing me patience in the smallest of blessings.  I can now say that I appreciate every moment with my children.  I love the sounds of twin giggles in the morning.  I stop and soak up every bit of laughter. 

Thank you for showing me that success is not measured in how many achievements you make.  Thank you for teaching me how to love through struggles.  One small baby ~ so many life lessons.

As I walk tonight, I think of the blessings that have come with this past year.  I feel the breeze blow through my hair.  I smile. I can’t stop smiling.  I see the children playing in their yard, couples weeding a garden, flowers blooming by a mailbox.  I pay attention.  Life is here.  I have walked this path a million times and not paid attention.  I was in a hurry – to finish the walk.  
Thank you for entrusting to my care this baby boy.  He has shown me that although the road may be long and windy, if I slow down, it can be a beautiful journey.   

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2 Comments:

At June 13, 2011 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Non-Stop Mom said...

This is beautiful, Kristen. Absolutely beautiful.

 
At June 14, 2011 at 12:14 AM , Blogger Kristy said...

Beautifully written Kristen. You are so right, and I have so many of the same feelings. We have been blessed by our amazing baby boys. Thanks for posting. xoxo

 

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