Friday, January 30, 2009

"I Get To..."

Whilst blog-surfing I ran across this neat post. It got me thinking. Being a mommy and wife of a FULL-TIME student, sometimes you get bogged down in the things you don't have, or the things you have to do that you don't want to, or the daily, sometimes frustrating, repetitive child-care duties.

But, if you think about those things in your life as things you "get to" do, it changes your perspective.

*I get to stay home and take care of my kids. The beautiful kids who we tried and tried to get down here on the earth for over 2 years. I get to love and hug and squeeze them. I get to receive their kisses and see their smiles and hear their laughter as they play with one another.
*I get to clean the nice house we have to live in. Not only do we have a place to live, but we have all those comforts inside the house that we take for granted everyday.
*The laundry? At least we have multiple shirts and pants to wear. They may not be the most fashionable, but they are in decent shape and are a lot more than so many people in the world have.
*I get to stay up late waiting for my husband to come home from school. Not everyone has that luxury. I should be grateful he has the ability to attend school, and that I have him period. Some husbands aren't able to provide for their families, and some women don't have a loving husband to wait up for.
*I get to wake up every morning and get out of a nice, warm bed. I am able to breathe in and out, stretch my legs and look forward to a new day that my loving Father in Heaven has so graciously given to me.

I complain about a lot of things all the time. I really need to step back and look at all the wonderful things I have, all the things 'I get to' do.

Now I have to get to go make the kids lunch and put them down for a nap. I hope you have a great day doing all the things you get to do.


  1. sometimes when we changed our perspective from something, its changes the way we react to it...

    happy blogging,

    Toddler Activity

  2. This was really nice Jillian. If only we could always be in that frame of mind. Save it. It'll be great for a talk someday : )


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