Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I Get To

Lana at My Kids Did WHAT?! posted a blog called, "I Get To."
(She is great! Go see for yourself!)

"I Get To" is a saying she stumbled across.
A saying to remind herself to basque in every moment of her life.
To enjoy the mundane an take nothing for granted.
I Get To do things... I don't have to.

When I read it, I thought, "How wonderfully simple." I vowed to try it.
Before long, my new mantra faded from my mind. Until today.

Today, I read the heartwrenching letters of a mother who lost her baby .
I was reminded of all the things "I Get To" do, every single day.

I Get To wake up every morning and enjoy the day with my babies.

I Get To watch Diego daily because it brings joy to my children.

I Get To feed them nutricious meals, without having to struggle for it.

I Get To listen to them laugh and play, and yes, even argue.

I Get To fall asleep in a warm bed, in a good neighborhood with the knowledge that my family is safe.

I Get To see my children go crazy for a Daddy who loves them more than the world.

I Get To watch my children grow up, happy and healthy.

I Get To be the wife of a man who loves me and encourages me to be all that I want to be.

I Get To laugh, learn, love and live each day to the fullest.

What do you GET TO do?


Debbie said...

These are all such beautiful statements. We should all be aware of how blessed we are daily.

Jillene said...

What a beautiful post!! Today i got to sleep in with my youngest (she decided to wake up at 2:30 am and wanted to play) while hubby got the older 2 ready for school.

Anonymous said...

I get to Love my EXQUISITE Daughter and her Fabulous Family, My most EXCELLENT son, and the most wonderful HUSBAND who ever lived another day, and realize how BLESSED I am. LIFE IS GREAT!

Kacey R. said...

What a wonderful post and a great simple mantra to remeber to be grateful.

Caffeine Court said...

I love this. A friend of mine died 5 years ago, and when my children are giving me a hard time, or I feel overwhelmed by my everyday tasks I think of her and how much she would love to "get to" do all the things I'm doing.