In the midst of the hecticness that has been our lives over the course of the last year, I feel like my gratefulness has been put on the back burner. That isn’t to say that I haven’t felt grateful the last few months – because in my heart of hearts I know how good we have it over here – but rather my focus has been more on staying afloat and powering through than anything else as of late.
Earlier this week Justin and I were getting ready for bed, and just as he was finishing brushing his teeth he began fiddling with the taps. When I asked what he was doing he said that he was getting the temperature just right for me so that I could wash my face. It was in that simple, incredibly sweet, moment – both of us standing there in the bathroom winding down for the evening – that a flood of emotion swept over me. I realized that, for the past 10 months, I’ve been so busy thinking about what’s next on my to do list that I’ve completely missed many of those simple, thoughtful, loving bits and pieces that make up our lives. And I refuse to do it any longer.
I’ve always believed that life is not what happens to us but what we make of it, and I’m making a conscious effort, going forward, to slow down, be thankful, and soak it all in – hecticness, tenderness, and all. I hope you have a beautiful weekend, and, as always, here’s a peek at the rest of my week in photos.
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