A Promise To Myself –#WW

The past two weeks have been a blur of deadlines, and airports.  Of “to do” lists, germs, colds, nagging headaches, worry and sleepless nights.  Of shaking my head, claiming there aren’t enough hours in the day and really wishing I could just catch a nap.  (and maybe justify a house cleaner)  It’s been a week of far too much complaining on my part when reality is, I truly have nothing to complain about. 

One trip away with this incredible group of children, the Champions from The Children’s Miracle Network, re-enforced this in a very big way. 


The simple blessing of one simple night at home with my kids.  Indulging in chips, dip and a movie filled my heart to overflowing.  Thanksgiving followed with some time at the park with my girls, my SassyHubby, Brother In Law and SassyNephew.  A nearly perfect way to end a weekend.  


This Mama has had a big fat perspective change.  Today, I am counting every single one of my blessings and making a promise to myself; I need to strive to live with intention, love every moment.  Plan for tomorrow but be so grateful for every single smile and even learn to love the tears.

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  1. Aww. What an awesome feel good post S! 🙂

  2. Great post. Inspirational with lovely pictures. Thanks for hosting.

  3. Sometimes it’s so easy to forget all the little things that make life such a blessing. You have some wonderful things to be thankful for!

  4. Sometimes we need to events like that to put things in perspective. My sister goes to SOFT once a year. It’s a convention for families that have kids with chromosome issues. My nephew has Trisomy 18. Anyhow it makes us all count our blessings.

  5. Don’t you love when something inspires us to appreciate what we have. 🙂

    Your enthusiasm is contagious, I’m glad you had a wonderful time there, and a wonderful time back home. 🙂

  6. Love these photo collages. I also love “and even learn to love the tears” 🙂 Hope the rest of your week is filled with happiness.

    • Stephanie says:

      Thank you! Sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and realize it’s not that bad, you know?
      Hope you are having a fabulous week!

  7. I liked your post and the photos I agree with Judy inspirational thanks for sharing 😉

    Have a tanfastic week 😉

  8. Yes, it can be so good to get a hold of perspective, can’t it?

  9. You got it right when we are feeling those grumpies/ winy moments it is time to focus on what our blessings really are.

  10. Awwww…..yep, getting it all in perspective is a good thing. Love those family photos. 🙂

  11. Isnt it amazing how we can lose perspective, and how an event like this helps to bring us back around to the important things in life. Great photos, love the one pushing the stroller, such a moment!!

  12. Very sweet post. You are right.

  13. This is such a great post…thanks so much for sharing. I love the pictures… 😀

    • Stephanie says:

      I am almost embarrassed to tell you how many pictures I took over this trip! These incredible little people helped me to remember what is really important. Thanks for reading along.

  14. Amen….I love when this happens!

  15. Anne Taylor says:

    What a beautiful post! Thank you for the reminder!

  16. What a great attitude you have. When I am down about something, I have to remind myself that I have a lot to be thankful for. Nice post! 🙂

  17. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    Great intentions! When I think life is going too fast I literally STOP and smell the roses. I have 2 lttle boys and time is flying by. I want to stop and savour each and every moment they bring!

  18. CMN is such a great cause!!

  19. It is always important to try and remind ourselves to keep things which are most important to us in perspective. Thanks for the post.

  20. Victoria Ess says:

    I am very much in support of this promise to yourself! It sounds like it could bring some peace into the hectic days, and I’m very much inspired to do something similar.

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