Monday, May 21, 2012
think happy, be happy
This weekend Andrew hurt his knee on a run. He can't even walk really. He's in pretty bad shape.
Certain future plans now lie in uncertainty because it is kind of a big deal.
Surprisingly enough he has been as pleasant as ever. Minus the broken wooden spoon which he snapped in half while in pain like it was a toothpick. Oh and all those swear words..
And today he asked me for a bucket or an empty water bottle, because getting up to go to the bathroom was just asking for too much.
His brother bought him a cane. Andrew is mortified. I am excited.
Ellie is into this really fun phase where she not only spits out all of her food, but then hurls it across the room as if she's going for an Olympic medal.
And I witnessed her first real tantrum this weekend that left me in shock. I just stood there staring at her flailing herself across our living room rug, because I could not believe what I was seeing.
She also drank out of a mud puddle when I wasn't looking and has somehow mastered the ability to go lifeless when I'm trying to get her to do something she doesn't want to do. Her 25 pound body feels much heavier when I'm trying to carry her inside before the neighbors think she has some sort of medical condition.
I love these two.
Really I do.
Ellie has learned a new word. "April". No more "Mama" or "Dada". Her face lights up with joy when she yells "opppruulll" down the hallway. Along with "It's okay" and "Aw man".
She has the sweetest little smile and I am so happy to be able to spend my life with her.
Andrew is the most positive person I've ever met. He's always happy. And he loves me.
I am one lucky gal.
This could have been considered a disastrous weekend. But I reallly didn't want it to be.
Happiness. Gratitude. Love.
Decisions we make everyday.
So I say look for the good! Choose to be happy! Find things in your life to be grateful for! Someone needs YOU to love them, figure out who they are and love with all your might!
This is a perfect day to start over. Be brand new. Your life is good. You just need to tell yourself so and stop stressing about all the things that are not so wonderful.
Did you do it? Isn't everything wonderful now?
Okay..let's get real ya'll. Life can be hard and it can be crappy. But there are good things happening in your life. No matter how small. Focus on those things.
It's hard. But so is everything else worth doing.
So decide to be happy.
There is only one "today" so enjoy it. Seriously.
Posted by April at 11:01 PM