Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Celebrate Life

The second the line shows up on the stick, you suddenly have the capability to feel the most earthshaking, heart wrenching, bring you to your knees pain....and the most insanely intense full-body, heart in your throat joy. It's all part of the deal when you sign up. It takes you to the highest of highs and throws you down into the lowest of lows.

Now that I know this joy -I know in every part of my soul that I would not be ok without them in my world... If I somehow woke up in my past, I would demand to be fast-forwarded to this exact minute because I don't want to be part of a World where they don't exist.

They are a holiday I celebrate daily.

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Yesterday, I was reminded of just how precious life is. I was also reminded that sometimes things happen that just plain suck. It is not my story to tell, but it was the kind of story you hear that makes you check on them one extra time at night...and stand at their door and wait for the calming rise and fall of their chest taking in each beautiful breath...and you smile and you thank your lucky stars and God and the Universe for blessing you with such gifts.

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Family Walks....staying lighter longer means more of these...my favorite.


Sometimes being their mom and dad involves pain...
Sometimes, I know, there is no silver lining... no- look on the bright side...no glass half full.... Sometimes you must pick yourself out of bed in the morning...and you must breathe in and breathe out, all day long... and you must choose to be strong when you don't think you have it in you... if you are going through that kind of pain right now, I am so so sorry, friend.

There have been stories I've heard that help me realize,"A little thing like Autism? I can totally handle it...as long as Grey gets to be in my life, I'll take whatever."
Sometimes I get sad and I forget that...but for today, I remembered.

Having children has changed my entire outlook on the World.

Old phrases take on new meaning... like...

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He does whatever he can to get to the vacuum.

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and...
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Take a note from your bitty....they know how to enjoy life in its simplest of forms....

Have a great day, my friend.

Love,
Chrissy

3 comments:

  1. Totally love the old phrases with new meaning!!! Have a great day!

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  2. Jennifer SchottlerApril 5, 2012 at 7:05 AM

    I am in tears reading this post as I just sent my kids off to school after screaming at my 6 year old for not being able to find her jacket. Thank you for reminding me what is important in life. I love reading your words. My daughter will get an apology and an extra hug when she gets home.

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  3. Love it Chrissy...thank you :) -Lisa Lakovich

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