Sunday, August 1, 2010

We all should enjoy the small things...

This past week has been emotional for me.  The things that have transpired have left me feeling very sad, upset and confused.  The person that has caused this is someone very close to me and my immediate family and has chosen to exclude us from his life.  Typical Kristy would stay up late worrying about the situation and try to think how I can make it all better but, after Friday and Saturday - FORGET IT, I have already tried too hard.  I have done nothing wrong and I refuse to enable this to go on the way it has.  In the long run this person has made a decision for his life and there is nothing any of us can do about it so I am going to stop losing sleep over it (because I have already lost too much). 

I am moving on and looking forward.  Life is to short to let these things get in the way.  I have so much to be happy and thankful for.  I have a wonderful family, amazing husband and kids, fantastic friends - truly a great life.  I have a mother who is (well it's hard to find the right word) the most loving, compassionate, giving person I have every known.  With out her I don't know what I would do. 
A squeeze from Grandma always brings a smile...

...and even her french toast at the crack of dawn on a Saturday morning can make every thing seem better.  Even the stool she bought especially for Hailey in the kitchen can be the most exciting thing in the world to a four year old and bring hours of smiles.   Thanks Mom/Grandma.

More to enjoy are the summer afternoons at Grandma and Grandpa's house for a swim and time with extended family...

The feel of the water at the perfect temperature on a hot day can make anyone relax...or jump right in...

These are the times to be happy in life. 

Then after a long, fun day some people just can't help themselves but fall right asleep in the pool cradled in the big, strong arms of Uncle Paul and... nice to then get snuggled by mommy and wrapped in a warm blanket for a little afternoon nap on the grass.

A great end to a wonderful day.

My message to everyone today is to stop and enjoy the small things.  If you miss out on these few happy moments in life you will never appreciate what is truly special.  Love to you all.


  1. Hey Kristy! I just wanted to encourage your perspective not only about enjoying the small things in life but also about relationships. Of course I have no clue what is going on but - I do have experience with someone VERY close to me who made several choices that ended up pushing me away. I spent a great deal of my life trying to please that person and allowing myself to be controlled or manipulated... but eventually I matured and learned that I need to take care of myself and my children and my husband and since then, my outlook has changed.

    I have so much love in my heart for that person but I do keep them at a distance and I don't allow their actions or words to dictate my responses or emotions.

    Praying that there is peace and resolution in that situation for you. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF for the sake of your little ones and your hubby. LOVE YOU.

  2. I'm thinking of you Kristy and sending you support....To be honest, you'd be surprised at how many people this story touches. I, too, have had situations like this that made me feel as if I were walking a tightrope...if I stepped too much to the left/right, then the relationship would be strained...I finally had to do what was right for me because it was just too stressful. Stay strong, enjoy the wonderful life you have and hold closely those that mean the most to you!! Hugs!! :) Trish

  3. Crying!! I love you all sooooooo much. We are all so blessed to have such an amazing family :)


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