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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sike!!!

To say 2009 was a hard year would be a bit of an understatement. It was literally the best and worst year of our little family's life.
We've had a lot of the rough stuff try to re-surface lately, and yesterday I found myself all friggin out crazy again. Not my normal, lick people's faces crazy, but the kind of crazy where I cry when I saw how skinny people eating hamburgers are on TV (THAT IS NOT REALISTIC), and cry when I saw the pile of dishes, and cry when my new dryer sheets didn't smell spring fresh, and more like an old lady's perfume.
I found myself in the 'WHY ME??!!' mode and called most of my family to complain about how it sucks so much to be an adult.
But then it hit me. Thanks to a much wiser sister Becca.
I am seriously, like, so blessed. Seriously.
So we lost two jobs this year. We were able to get two more jobs.
We were told last December that we would never be able to conceive.... three months later, sha-pow!
We were told Carter would come two months early and face major problems. He came on time - perfect, healthy, and totally ninja awesome. He is the happiest little chubbers I have EVER seen.
So my body was taken over by something that looks weird and I had to gain weight - the bed rest worked and I am healthy (lost 36 pounds and counting, sha-zam yo!).
So we lost health insurance at 7 months prego. We got it back with 3 weeks to spare.

These small miracles are no small thing. I know we are being looked after from a power so much greater than our own, and I have NO room to complain. I remember 6 years ago when all I could do is pray to be out of the wheelchair and walk again. I promised myself then I wouldn't sweat the small things. I want to smack myself for thinking things are that tough now.

I guess I had to post this as a reminder to myself to remember to cherish the blessings and forget about the other crap daily life brings. Seriously. I know, it's deep.

I mean, look at my sweetheart's smile. Somehow... looking at this... I love my life!
Yeah, and the moving thing? Not going to happen anymore. I will be in Utah County. Please give me a HOLLA if you are around because I seriously am worried I might start wearing velour tracksuits before it's too late.

14 comments:

Catherine said...

How could you look at the face and not love life?!?!? I know it's worse after having a baby, but we all have days like that, it can be so hard to think of the good things!

Alison said...

Seriously a gorgeous baby and a Gorgeous mama! We all really do have those days.

Katie said...

I love this and I needed it today! Thank you!

Steve and Jaylene said...

I loved this. Thanks for sharing. Why did you not call me to vent? I get lonely in Ohio.

Ari Anna Johnson said...

I so love the family shots and how is he getting CUTER!!!!!??????

Browning Buzz said...

Great family pic! Carter is so cute! They really do grow up fast -don't they???

JO said...

Wow, you have had a rough haul but look how great everything had worked out?!! You are a walking miracle. A super talented, pretty walking miracle! Whenever you are feeling sad just remember that Jo thinks you are a walking miracle!

Laura said...

You look so awesome! That is a darling family picture, and I seriously think you look great. Not just sayin' that. :0) It can be so hard to focus on the blessings in our lives, way to go for looking at what's important. And that is one DANG cute baby!

Life's Great Adventures said...

I have had few of those days myself- but you are so good to then reflect on all the great things you have! You are such a cute fun mom. Your family picture is so cute!! I didn't realize you had been through all those experiences what strong women you are!! Cute baby!

Kim said...

You are so strong. I have gone through a couple of those things but never with that good of an attitude. I have so much to learn. Thanks for making my day.

Afton said...

I am having a Carter craving and I havent even met the kid yet. He is just too cute to only be able to see pictures of him! Im sorry I whine, but you must understand he is adorable and that everyone must want to hold him. So, until the day that we are able to meet, the pictures will have to do. Miss you!

Queen of Kings said...

Evelyn,
Your Amazing! Thanks for this post you cry at commercials and I cry at your blog! Your such a good Mom easy to tell by how happee your little ninja is! He is DARLING and its ok to have downer days you're doing amazing! Yay for Utah I'd love to meet that little Ninja in person sometime! I'm sorry you've been thru so much I find hope in seeing how you've been blessed!

韓國 said...

may the blessing be always with you!!........................................

The McKinnons said...

Yeah...new family picture. You are the best looking family ever. You are GORGEOUS!!! Carter is the cutest mini Jake ever, and Jake is pretty handsome his self. Carter really could not get any cuter. But then you post a new picture and he has yet again. I love you and it is funny I was driving down the road yesterday thinking of when you got his by the car and everything that happened to you and I thought...that girl is here for something special, so many things that should have happened did happen. Right now you are here to be an amazing mother...which you are, and to bless our lives daily with your insight. I love you! I can't imagine what great things are in store for you...but one thing I do know...they will be great!