Winter, for all that we complain about the weather, tends to be our “downtime” in our family. As it seems from spring through fall, we’re pretty constantly on the go.
April, for us, marks the beginning of busy season again. But at the same time, it’s great for us. It gets us out of the house into the sunshine again, we don’t feel like a bunch of caged animals all the time.
I, for one, am pining to be able to write these blogs outside, in the sunroom, on a warm spring or summer evening, while Parker enjoys being in his backyard again.
Around this time last year, we had just gone under contract for our house, and a year later, I’m sitting in it. I’m excited to actually enjoy a spring in it (since we didn’t move in last year until almost summer).
But life will be busy again. Weekends jammed with going to the zoo, or doing housework, or visiting our families. Vacations are again to be had. But it’s a wonderful time of year for our family, especially as Parker gets older and more and more gets to enjoy the life that he lives.
It’s fortunate what we have. Our friend just had two of her friends lose everything in an apartment fire, and my heart just feels so sad for them. It’s unfortunate that sometimes it takes times like that to realize what you have. We’re going through some of our clothes tonight so that she can give them some things of ours.
But you think about this and many people go through this every day. How fortunate I am to be writing this blog, sitting on my new netbook, in the living room of the house I own. Life is too easy to take for granted, when you can literally lose everything in the blink of an eye.
This weekend, we’re going to our friend’s coming home party. He and his brother just served nearly a year in Afghanistan as Marines. Giving up everything they had, running the risk of losing their lives, to help others. It only seems fitting to be thankful for what we have.
This post has been more rambling than anything, but I guess the point is, be thankful for being busy. Even though it may drive you crazy or stress you out, be thankful you have the ability to enjoy your life.