(Closed) …counting my blessings

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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5480 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Nona99:  First of all, I LOVE your posts 🙂  Second, I think it’s wonderful that in the face of stress and strife (and a dishwasher argument) you’re able to maintain perspective and try to see the bright side (the fact that you WON the dishwasher argument, for example).

My MIL complained about ribbon color and bridesmaids’ shoes when we were in the throes of wedding planning.  I could have taken offense to her meddling, but instead I reminded myself that she’s bitching about ribbons and shoes instead of her son’s choice of a life partner.

We have a newborn who likes to spit up on my clean hair and her cute outfits but ONLY when I’m in a hurry to leave the house.  She also likes to poop immediately after a diaper change.  She fusses more on my nights to get up and take care of her than she does on DH’s nights.  But ya know what?  I’m so incredibly lucky to have her.  Many people struggle with infertility and loss or have babies born with health issues.  She is perfect, healthy, beautiful, and an absolute blessing- poop and all 🙂

Post # 5
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11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

You can almost always be counted upon to make me laugh out loud.  We all love you for that! Laughing

I can totally relate to your fight with Mr. 99.  “Pastor B.” and I have had some fights over the. most. stupid. things. ever.  And, OF COURSE, they are never really about THOSE THINGS but about other things and just manifest themselves over the everday trivial and mundane.

You are very wise indeed to choose to count and appreciate your blessings! I am learning to do that more and more every day.  For a long time after marrying my DH, I was constantly comparing my former life (major metro area, great friends I’ve known for decades, amazing church family, fantastic job, big salary, access to all my favorite stores and restaurants, big townhouse all to myself, etc.) with my new life with DH (small town, rural area of another state, still trying to make new friends, great church but different denomination, no job, no salary, only online access to most of my favorite stores, almost none of my favorite restaurants, and sharing my space with three other people and a dog, etc.) For the moment we’ll ignore the fact that I am a writer/editor, and there is no parallel structure whatsoever to those lists.  However, I digress.

It took awhile, but God finally began to deal with me about my attitude. I needed to stop making an idol out of my former life and begin to see all of the amazing and wonderful blessings  He has given to me in my new life — my DH being the greatest, my precious stepchildren and SDIL and SSIL,  my beautiful little granddaughter, a wonderful NEW church family, new friends whom I never would have met otherwise, a LIVE dog (instead of my stuffed ones!), and an entirely different pace and style of life. Now that I am aware of what I had been doing and have actively been working on changing my focus, I am finding so many moments where the joy and fullness of my new life has been flooding into my heart and bringing me to happy tears! 🙂

I rejoice with you in your blessings! And, hey, JEWELRY SHOW!! WOO-HOO!

<3

Post # 7
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10509 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

DH and I have so many dishwasher arguements!  Usually it’s whether or not it’s been run.  We bought a magnet that you turn to say clean/dirty.  So now we argue about who forgot to turn the magnet.

I can handle those arguements though.  They aren’t about one of us cheating, or crazy spending or anything that probably wouldn’t end with us making goofy faces at each other and then hugging.

 

Post # 8
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1181 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

HA, when I’m right which is 90% of the time I normally shut up just so I can let my FI dig himself into a deeper hole in the argument and when he realises I’m right he gets mad that I let him keep going. I find it soooo hilarious!

Post # 9
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7728 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

@Nona99:  Happy to read your posts-the good, the bad, & the ugly.  Glad you can see the blessings in your life.  Thanks for posting. 

Post # 10
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2379 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Your posts always make me laugh, especially the part about assault with a spatula!  And hey, the nice thing about bringing Wort for his shots is that the vet gets to be the bad human, you’re the one that gives him cuddles and a treat and makes him feel better.

Post # 11
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11274 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Nona99:  Hahaha! 🙂

Post # 12
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9613 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Nona99:   Their butts looking cute in jeans is the highest priority!  My husband’s butt looks amazing  in jeans.  😉  I sometimes wonder if that’s why I fell for him in the first place.

You are the BEST!!!!!!  ((hugs!))

Post # 13
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9613 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

@DaneLady:    Just so you know, all babies do those same things, lol.  Sounds like you’re describing my sweet bundle of joy when he was a tiny little tot (20 years ago!).

Post # 14
Member
5480 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Sunfire:  LOL, good to know!  Sometimes I think she’s just out to get me 😛

Post # 15
Hostess
23789 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Nona99:  I love this post!  I relate so much. 🙂  Glad he called you and apologized!

Post # 16
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1125 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Love this post! It’s always great to see the blessings in life. We get so wrapped up in our strife we forget about the blessings. As long as you continue to remember your blessings you’ll always be more full and appreciative 🙂

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