"Believe in your heart, follow your dreams or just go to Disneyland." Emma -age 4

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Anti-Jessica

This little girl's unbridled enthusiasm never ceases to put a smile on my face. Especially her love for her Allisons (?!), her hair, her cousins and even her whole house. Even on a day like today when I feel the exact opposite.

Some days are hard. Living in a house that is one third smaller than our previous home is challenging. Five people sharing one bathroom, washing all our dishes by hand, no pantry or laundry room challenging.

I miss my old life. My old home. My old friends. I find it hard to like anything about where we are now.

And then I remember my friends who are battling cancer or going through a divorce, my friends who are working single mothers. And about people who don't have enough water to drink or a proper roof over their heads.

And I realize it's just a matter of perspective. Even if mine sucks right now. I can choose to like my whole house, my cousins and even my hair. Jessica's given me the motivation to do so.

*Thank you for reading and bearing with me as I post this. It's helpful to just say it out loud sometimes. And if I can't be completely honest in this, my own little corner of the internet, where can I be? Right? :)

1 comment:

  1. So glad you are blogging again:-)! I enjoy reading it even when you are feeling low. Don't worry it will get better...it always does!