11.01.2012

30 Days of Thankfulness :: Day 1 :: Rare Glimpses

I've been thinking about this all day. 

 Life is busy.  It's so chaotic.  I get behind.  I get annoyed.  Most days I feel like I'm still in "survival mode" and time is slipping by so quickly I can't stand it.

I'm so very thankful for everything in my life: my husband, kids, family, friends, church, home, etc.  I know I've been abundantly blessed.  I know, too, that life gets in the way sometimes and I don't always take the time to notice and appreciate the little things.  

When I went in to wake Derrick up from his nap today and he didn't stir at all, I knew I had to do this.  Derrick has super-sonic ears.  We can't check on him at night or sneak into his room for any reason without waking him.  I have very few memories, much less photos, of him sleeping past the age of about 9 months.  When he didn't move today, I stood beside his bed for several seconds and just took him in.  Then I promptly took off downstairs and grabbed the camera, desperately hoping that he would still be sleeping when I returned.  And thankfully, he was.  

30 Days of Thankfulness ::  Day 1 ::  Rare Glimpses
I am so thankful to get that super rare glimpse of my boy snoozing, snuggled away under DD. There's something about a sleeping child that melts my heart.  The innocence, the peace, the comfort, the Oreo cookie crumbs still on his mouth...precious.  And now I have it forever.   :)

I am going to try my very best to record one thing I'm thankful for every day throughout the month of November.  I'm not so good at keeping up with things (oh, Project 52, blogging once a month) and I may double up some days, but I'm going to do this.  I'm really going to try!

What are you thankful for?
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