Sunday, November 29, 2009


Lying on the couch, snuggled close with a sweet smelling head on my chest, that feeling of peaceful contentment filled me. It was that rare silent moment in life where I felt complete with myself. Those stressful moments of life worrying about finances, health or time management took a distant back seat and the contented, blissful ease of happiness settled in.

It is so easy to let the hectic pace of everyday life take over your every move and we are all guilty of letting it rule our lives at some point too. We try our best at being parents to provide for our children and worry about important things like their health, happiness and being able to give them the quality of life that we feel is important. And with those important objectives, sometimes it becomes difficult to take the time and just inhale and realize how good your life really is. It is normal; it is human nature.

As I ponder and relish in my peaceful contentment in life, I allow myself the luxury of keeping my now sleeping daughter on my chest rather than put her to bed. Looking down at her porcelain smooth skin and running my hands through her long silky locks, I find myself wiping at soft tears of humbleness on my cheeks. I am blessed, truly blessed. And with those thoughts, it was so easy to forget about the pressures of everyday life and instead embrace the moment. Embrace the joy of being a mother and the incredible happiness that my children give to me on a daily basis.


beth - total mom haircut said...

Lovely post, Allie. And so true.

Lesley said...

I think we need more moments like that, when we just stop and realize how truly blessed we are.

Jenn said...

So beautiful.


Goofball said...

I can feel the peace through your post taking over me. Thanks!