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?

5 comments:

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!
LOVE,mom

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.

THANK YOU!