Monday, April 18, 2011

MM 522-530


Over the last few weeks, two childhood friends have experienced the worst kind of loss. Loss of a brother and loss of a daughter.  I cannot fathom the pain and sadness they each are experiencing. What right have I to focus on what I think I lack rather than all I have?  It is always easy to compare myself with those who have more, those who seem to have it all, those who appear to have what I want.

I heard a sobering statistic yesterday.  Seventy-plus percent of American dogs are overweight.  Our family pets have an over-abundance, yet in this country and around the world children do not have enough to eat.  What am I doing about it?  And how much more should I count and remember to be thankful for  each gift I have been given?

522. quiet times while the boys somehow nap simultaneously

523. sunny afternoons and a backyard to play in

524. chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven
525. signs of summer

526. husband working hard to make my dreams come true

527. Bubby and Bugaboo sleeping until 8:00 on Saturday -- how did they know to do that?
528. furniture rearranged for a free change in the living room
529. rolling over milestone
530. request for "Pop Pop" (Hop on Pop) to be read over and over and how it has Uncle Chow's name on the inside cover







3 comments:

  1. I love reading these lists...why haven't I started my own? I should.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your friends' losses. You're so right - we really have nothing to complain about. Yet somehow, I find a way. :(

    (Also? I LOVE "Meat", too! I kept thinking last night that maybe GB put him in charge of cooking based (subconsciously?) on his name! ;) )

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  2. I am sorry about the loss you are carrying your friends through. So hard! I love your gratefulness for your husband's hard work. I too am eternally grateful for all my lover does for me day in and day out at a sometimes thankless job. They love us so much, don't they!

    Thanks for sharing today!

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  3. You have such a beautiful family!!! Love your list!

    I have some free Easter / "He Is Risen" blog buttons if you would like one to display on your blog during Holy Week! They are on my blog and free to anyone who would like one. :-)

    Celebrating His resurrection,
    Melanie

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