Thursday, June 21, 2007

Perspective

Lately, and seemingly too often, I worry. I worry about stupid things...not stupid things...random things...I simply worry. I have posted about things that bother me ALL the time...now I want to share what I am learning about myself...

1. God loves me. God loves me where I am and where I am going. He wants me to be myself...and He wants me to improve myself. This is not to say God wants me to stay stagnant, that is not it at all, He wants me to change EVERYDAY! THAT BEING SAID, HE LOVES ME REGARDLESS!!!

2. My family is amazing! I am learning so much about the kids this summer. They are awesome! I am learning you don't have to go anywhere to have fun. We have had a great summer already by just being at home. The kids love playing outside, they love riding their bikes, playing on the waterslide, swinging on the swings...just being. It is awesome!!! AWESOME and rejuvinating. Actually, it's empowering to know I don't have to do MORE to have MORE...does that make sense?

3. I am married to an AWESOME man. He is willing to do anything to take care of our family. He loves me no matter what. He truly doesn't care that I haven't lost the baby weight...('tis true...). He loves me in spite of my depression issues...He loves me even when I have PMS. WOW! :)

4. I love my friends...I truly love my friends. They are hilarious, fun, crazy, NORMAL and struggle with their own stuff...they aren't perfect. I love them...and I love knowing I am ok with them and without them. Does that make any sense? I love that I can be real with them and really STINK...and they will love me through it. That is remarkable in a friendship...BLESSED!

Mary J. Blige (I don't know but I think she might be a Believer COOOOLLL) just said it: You can't make other people responsible for your happiness...TOTALLY TRUE! I love it. I am so thankful God has put people in my life to show me how to trust Him. I am so blessed to have been surrounded with awesome people...Thank you God...

Youngest girl just came in here after a nap and said "it 8:40 I wake up" of course she has no idea how to tell time...too funnny! :) I am going to spend some snuggle time with the baby! :0)

7 comments:

Elizabeth S said...

Mary J. Blige is a believer. Anyway, I am learning so much this week about being responsible for myself and not depending on anyone to make me happy. I am also learning that there is no one other than myself to blame for the problems I am struggling with and that if I want to change them, no one can do it but me. I have to be the one to believe I can do what God is wanting me to do. No one else. Love you.

Phil said...

Hi! You left a comment about me knowing a friend of your friend Mike... Tell me more. Who is the friend that I know???

Margaret said...

Thanks for the greeting!!! :)

Jennifer said...

Thank you for this awesome perspective on life. I needed to read this.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

You have wonderful things to be thankful for!

And regarding your comment, men do wear babies!

And for wearing twins, I'd check out thebabywearer.com - you can see a couple links here & here.

And if you don't mind, I may use this as a future babywearing tip of the week idea!
Steph

Chaotic Mom said...

I know what you mean sometimes you have to stop and remember all of your blessings and say them out loud...it is so hard some days but the more you state them the easier it is to change your perspective...at least it works for me!

Sorry I have been away for a while I feel like the dust is begining to settle finally!

Aaron Ivey said...

great thoughts on perspective. we are constantly learning about perspective in the Ivey household as well. it matters!