Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TODAY


If you were to walk through my front door today you would see little leaves scattered about my living room floor.  Coopers favorite thing to do this moment is hold one leaf in each hand.  It doesn't matter where we are going, he picks up his leaves and then we go.  They come in the car with us, in the restaurant with us, in the store with us, and then into our home.  At the end of the day I pick them up and throw them away and we start over the next day.  I have an intense appreciation for leaves now that I never had before because they bring so much joy to my Coopers life.

If you were to walk through my front door today you would smell my new pumpkin spice candle burning.  The first day of fall sends me to the store in search of the perfect fall candle; its always pumpkin spice.

If you were to walk through my front door today you would see straight into my kitchen that also triples as my office and workshop.  You would see fabric everywhere and wonder where we eat dinner at.  You would see that I have no dirty dishes in my sink and pat me on the back because we all know how much I despise all things dishes. You would also see three loads of clean clothes piled on the floor waiting to be folded and put away.

If you were to walk through my front door today you would see Cooper with his head on the ground and his little booty in the air saying "roll", or maybe he would be buzzing by you with his chin tucked down to his chest yelling "run! run!".  He would tell you "hi!' and then probably tell you "c-da!" shortly after.

If you were to walk through my front door I would tell you that I don't have much for food at the moment because the grocery store is always the errand I put off, but that we could make some brownies.

Most importantly, if you were to walk through my front door today you would see a smile on the face of a girl that has had some really hard times that are finally getting put behind her.  You would probably ask me how my court date went and what Coopers future holds, I would tell you that it went much better than I ever could have hoped and that we are going to make it out of this in one piece after all.

This season is bringing a whole lot more than pumpkin spice candles, hot cocoa, and colorful leaves, and I'm finally feeling okay about it.  Here's to remembering that happiness is a choice and that the hard times don't last forever.


PS I'm sharing our breastfeeding journey over here today, it is such an honor to be a part of Julies Breastfeeding Diaries:

 

3 comments:

  1. LOVE THIS POST!!!
    I'm so glad things are looking up for you
    I always say "It's a bad day, not a bad life"

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  2. Just found your blog over at "Girl in the Red Shoes," enjoying it!

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