Monday, October 1, 2012

blessed.

Last week I took Mattias for a well-check. As I pulled into the parking lot a tall, very attractive woman with stiletto heels and a black skirt suit. I fleetingly had a thought that she had it all together and I was feeling slightly frumpy and squishy around the edges. Once I parked, I looked over at her as she climbed into her car and I noticed she was crying. Immediately my heart sunk. Leaving the doctor's office in tears isn't usually a good thing. I wondered what news she just received and said a prayer for her health and comfort.

I obviously don't know that woman's story, but it gave me a moment's pause. A pause long enough to be reminded how much I have to be thankful for. When you're young, it's easy to take health for granted. But that moment in the parking lot left me feeling deeply grateful for my health, for my husband's health and for the health of our two babies.




9 comments:

Poetrycooker said...

Wonderful, thank you.

wishful nals said...

so so true. these photos - no words! too cute.

joyceandnorm said...

Your photos always make me smile. I just posted a similar thing about how each day really is a blessing.

CoastieWifey said...

Thanks for the reminder. I can never get enough of those. I too have much to be grateful for.

David McAnulty said...

Wonderful, wonderful sentiment! Thanks for the reminder to be empathic and grateful.

colleen said...

i totally agree with what your dad said. health is always something to be grateful for - and it's so easy to forget that, and to think others have more than we do. thanks for this reminder claire.

Rachael said...

so true.

jodi said...

Such great words. I know I sometimes rush through our days and forget to stop for even just a minute to thank the Lord for where we are, what we have. I know we are blessed in so so many big and small ways.

House of Milk said...

What a sweet post. Your sympathetic heart is also something to be grateful for.

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