Saturday, March 1, 2014

Those Simple Things

Take a look around...
It those little things, those simple things...
That bring the biggest smile to your face...

It's that school picture of Alex on my fridge, pictures of our trip from Cali splattered amongst our house, pictures from Heather turning 30, christmas cards ( that I just took down ) from family and friends, water jugs that instantly remind me of my weekends away with bob,  a photo with Brianna from her wedding weekend, our calendar ( that I finally made for myself for the first time ever ), love notes from bob, art projects from the girls, pictures of my girls with bobs kids....

And that is just what is on my main floor...
The thing is, this list could go on and on because those simple, little things fill my house...
They are what make this house a home.  

Some people may walk into my house and think I have way to many picture frames...
But the thing is every picture brings back a special moment...
an amazing memory that was made...
never to be forgotten.

Then there are those simple, little things...
That take up so much room in your heart...
That can instantly change your mood...
Put the biggest smile on your face.

But those things aren't exactly placed around your house...
People can't seem them when they walk into your home...
and to anyone but you those things might not matter at all...

A simple text tone sound, shouting I love you to your daughter at the bus stop, snuggling on the couch, the sound of a dog chewing on a bone, a hug after a day at work, laughter from children, a phone call, dinners with friends, date nights, a goodnight or good morning kiss...

All those little things...
They add up and take up so much room in your heart.

Those all seem like simple things but I honestly live for the good morning and good night kiss from bob, I live for watching my daughter play outside in the morning before her bus comes, I absolutely love my low key dates with bob, I love having Brinkley here, I love listening to Avin and her imagination as she entertains herself throughout the day, I 7 months later wait and love each and every text / phone call from bob, have loved the bond my girls have formed and strengthened as sisters over the last year.  

Then for me...
I / we are in the process of building a blended family...
and trust me this is far from easy...
But oh so rewarding.

So when I think about the simple things...
when it comes to a blended family...

Sawyer making me a necklace with my name on it, Izzy and I making up our own handshake, Alex loving to sit next to bob on the couch, My girls asking if Bob is coming over ( every night of the week ), Blake giving me a huge bear hug ( twice now ), Flap Jacks in the morning,  long car rides, laughter from the kids, Avin calling bob her best friend, Brinkley...

Those simple things...
In my daily life, around my home and as a family...
They are all so rewarding, heart warming, showcase giant smiles...
All those simple things are the foundation to building an everlasting bond...
Those simple things each and every day bring smiles to faces...
and bring us closer together daily.

I'm so thankful for life at the moment...
I am so grateful for the experiences that I have come across over the last 7 months...
I absolutely love the bonds everyone, individually and together are building.

I am one that gets so caught up in the bigger picture...
Over thinking every single thing that happens...
Worrying about things way to much...

So to sit and think about...
Write down all those simple things...
It really does make you take a minute and
realize just how great life is and how lucky we are.

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