Yesterday started out as not a particularly good day. Abbie had been up for an hour from 3:30am to 4:30am (I think she might be cutting another tooth). Chris and I bickered in the morning. I had to leave my car at the body shop and fell in the parking lot, and I sprained or strained my foot in the process. Abbie had a chicken nugget at daycare, and I didn’t know how I felt about that since I’ve been trying to avoid giving her junk food. I was moody and crabby and just wanted to mope.
Midday, Chris texted me some sad news. He had just found out that someone he used to work with lost his wife in a car accident back in August. He has a 22 month old daughter.
Hearing this brought tears to my eyes and really made me think. Yes, I was having a crappy day, but I have so much to be thankful for. I’m healthy. Chris is healthy. Abbie is healthy.
I get to hug and kiss my little girl every day, and she knows just how much her mommy loves her. Their little girl will grow up not remembering her mother. She won’t be there for her first day of school, for dance recitals or soccer games. She won’t be there to help her pick out her wedding dress. I’m crying again just thinking about it – and I’ve never met them.
It really put things in perspective. Yes, some days are rough, but at the end of them, I have an amazing family to go home to – including my little girl who I have so many dreams for, and so many memories to make with.
I resolve to be more thankful – to remember even in the difficult moments how blessed I am, and to hug and kiss my daughter every chance I get – even if it’s 3 in the morning.
Just something to think about today.