I have been really struggling the last week and I haven’t been feeling like myself. Every once in a while I go through this bout of unhappiness and I hate when it happens and even more I hate myself for letting it happen. I allow myself to over think things that are going on in my life. I get really sad that I live 2 and a half hours away from my family. I miss them all the time and crave the family dinners, talks and support that they are all so great at giving. I get really sad that my husband works so much and we can never spend any good quality time together. I get upset and start to feel sorry for myself that I can’t make plans to really do anything for me or with my friends because my husband works way to much. I can’t just shut my door to my makeshift office in the basement and make necklaces or write blog posts for hours on end because I have a daughter to look after and once again I am alone and can’t have a few moments to myself. Mostly, I just feel lonely and I know that I shouldn’t. I know that my life is amazing. I am here on this earth and I really shouldn’t be complaining about anything. So what do I do about the slump I’m in?! I blog about it and focus on all of the wonderful things that I have in my life. I wanted to share some of them with you. Maybe they will help you if you are struggling one day.
I am grateful for my parents coming to visit us on the weekend. It’s like they knew I needed them. I am so happy that they make the trip down so many times to see us. I love how when Isla sees them she runs to them laughing and smiling with her arms stretched out for a hug. I love how they took us shopping, bought us some groceries and diapers and new books for Isla’s collection. I love how my dad asked if it was ok if he could cut the lawn for Dana before he knew how busy he was and that he may not get time to do it. I love how I am blessed with an amazing sister who FaceTimes with her niece and always lets her know how much she loves her. I love how our whole family of aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents are always excited to be around each other and would use any excuse to just hangout. I love that really, in hindsight, there is only a quick drive to my parents place instead of a plane ride. Mostly I love that just because we don’t live down the road from each other, there is not a day that goes by that we don’t text, or a picture isn’t sent to someone just saying “Hello” and wishing them a great day.
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What are you grateful for?