Sunday, January 30, 2011

Moment by Moment

"Give me one moment in time when I'm more than I thought I could be" ~ Whitney Houston

Aw yeah, it's about that time. Time for a gratitude list! I have been so bogged down by the details of life lately. Babysitters. Preschool. House to-do's. T's overtime at work and lack of time at home. Exhaustion. It's too easy to forget life's little blessings and regular smile-inducers. So much to be cherished. Yet the hustle and bustle don't always allow for relishing the joy.

So, here's my attempt to hold tight to the current loveliness in my life . . .

1. I am grateful for Q's ever-expanding vocabulary and his intense desire to communicate with me. When he came home from the park with his auntie, he wanted to tell me about seeing a friend there and saying bye to him. The way Q says "bye" turns me into a pile of mushy adoration every time. He doesn't quite string sentences together yet, but he gets the point across just the same.

2. I am thankful for my hard-working husband. The other night he attended a company event, during which he was bestowed a prestigious award called the Golden Compass for his excellent work as a stationary engineer. I am so proud of my T. He deserves all of the accolades he gets and more.

3. I am grateful for T's mom who will be staying with Q when we go to Las Vegas to celebrate Sis-O's birthday in a couple of weeks. She seems to be really looking forward to it. Q is lucky to have such a devoted grandma. And we are lucky that she adores him so. (We can't wait for our weekend getaway and for some very special sister time!)

4. I am thankful for good girlfriends who like to watch movies. Such a fun way to escape together.

5. I am grateful for friends who have that eye for photography.

6. I am thankful for my healthy son. He is in the 95th percentile for height and the 75th percentile  for weight. I don't know how I got such a tall boy. He will basically outgrow me in another year.

7. I am grateful for Just Dance 2 on Wii. A little workout for mama and Q enjoys groovin' along.

What little moments are you grateful for today?


  1. Great gratitude list! It's always good to be mindful of all that we have to be grateful for. Thanks for the reminder :)

  2. This is a wonderful list! Life does sometimes have a way of making us forget what we are really grateful for. Right now, I am grateful for my health, my wonderful, hard working husband, and my beautiful daughter.

    p.s. lucky you for being able to take a trip to Vegas! Can you put me in your suitcase?

  3. I love your list. I wanna start one too!

  4. I really like your gratitude lists. Reminds me that I need to take the time to do the same.