Every now and then a good dose of perspective is so needed.  I will be the first to admit that I have been overwhelmed lately; well actually if you ask my husband overwhelmed may not even begin to cover it.  My heart has been heavy; partly due to the hormones and stress that comes along with pregnancy, partly because I have had a whole lot of things to do and not nearly enough time to do them all and partly because, most simply put, the dull and the mundane of our everyday has gotten to me a bit.

This past week, I have heard of two different families both struggling with loss.  One family is struggling with the loss of a father, a father of six, who was killed in a senseless shooting. The other is grieving the loss of a child, a baby rather, that they didn’t even get the chance to know.  It’s funny how perspective changes in the blink of an eye.  Those worries, those things that were weighing me down for the last little bit are easily the things I most cherish.  I love our silly and mundane, I love that we have a “normal”.  I love that my kiddo has tears that I can wipe away and cuddle until things seem better because most simply put that means he’s here and in my life.

So while my heart is still heavy and my prayers are with those families that are hurting I can’t help but count my endless blessings and be thankful for how very full my life is.  Hold those that you love just a little closer tonight, tell them that you love them and look around to cherish the simple joys that surround you each and everyday.

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