I want a lot of things.
a bigger house
my own office
more free time
my own bathroom
to make more money
have more friends
live in a home with a view
have a beach home
be on a sports team
and the list goes on..
I don’t think I am the only person who is constantly saying things like, “I want.” And we wonder why our children are continuously saying things like, ” I want.” Just yesterday I probably said, “I want” about 30 times.
“I want to take a nap” “I want some chocolate” “I want to take a bath” “I want to sleep more” “I just want a break” “I want to go on a vacation” “I want it to be Friday” “I want to go to the zoo” “I want to move” and the list continues.
Yes, I do want a lot. Yes, I sometimes feel like I am never satisfied with what I have. But, you know what…when it all comes down to it…I really don’t want anything but the health of my children.
The most important things in my life are not things at all. My husband and my three sons go beyond anything worldly. Their health and safety is the ONLY thing that I want.
I have everything that I need. I have a roof over my head. I have food in my belly. I have a loving husband who has a great job. I have three gorgeous sons who make my world brighter. I also have the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. I am truly blessed.
I find myself on a daily basis asking for more! I find myself asking to have my blog take off, to make more money freelancing or for my dear husband to get an out of the blue raise. I find myself praying for blessings and hoping for miracles when I already have four amazing miracles in my life.
Derek: My husband Derek is my world. He treats me with respect outside in public and inside the home. The way you see him treat me is the way he treats me at home. He serves me, he cares for me and I can tell he loves me (God only knows why: I am crazy).
Duke: This crazy 3 1/2 year old is such a sweet little guy. He is incredibly intelligent and loves to learn. He loves to explore, discover, figure things out and to learn about new things. He asks questions, he has the greatest memory and is inquisitive about everything. He doesn’t accept half answers and wants you to explain things in depth even if he doesn’t fully understand the answer. He questions things that I have never thought of and we learn the answer together. Duke loves to play. He loves meeting new people and he loves playing with friends. Duke has the kindest and sweetest soul. Kids steal things from him and he shrugs it off and tries to find something else to play with. He never is the problem at the park. He is easy to play with. He gets along with everybody and he will play anybody’s game. He is very social and wants friends.
Colt: Colt is my little whirling dervish. He is rough, tough and scrappy. He is strong and athletic. He has no fear and gets hurt on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis because he is trying to see if he can attempt something new. He goes down slides head first, jumps from the trampoline onto the ground (against my rules) and he tackles constantly. He loves to hit, throw, climb and live. This boy has a love for life and a love for the things around him. Sometime he wanders because he is in his own little world. I would love to see what is going on in his thoughts. He can’t sit still and doesn’t want to learn by sitting and learning. He likes learning by doing. He is the kid who you say, “this is hot don’t touch” but he has to touch just to make sure that you were telling the truth. We love our little Tasmanian devil. Although he is a little rough around the edges he has the kindest and sweetest soul. He is quick to apologize. He is very worried about people. If his brother Duke is missing he quickly panics and tries to find him. He is so kind to his baby brother and loves to hold him and stoke him head.
Maverick: This little guy is only 3 weeks old and we don’t know where this little guys personality will take us. Although we haven’t known him for very long on this earth, I know I have met him before. I know that this wasn’t the first time that we met him. He has fit into our family perfectly. He is very well mannered and loves to be cuddled. He has some acid reflex issues, but other than that he is such a sweet little guy. Complete perfection!
If you ever hear me say, “I want.” Never think that I am unsatisfied with what I have. I know I am blessed. I know that I have more than most. I know that some people WISH they had my life. Sure, there are some people who have “more” than me. Some people have more money. Some people have nicer cars. Some people have brand new beautiful homes and some people (a lot of people) are better looking than I am. However, I don’t need a new home. I don’t need more money. I don’t need to be the prettiest woman in the world. What I NEED, I already have.