Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grateful

My Funny Little Valentine


Tonight I am full of random gratitudes. And so as not to forget the simple things that made me smile in the week that was, here are a few...

I am grateful that (as of Tuesday) we get to wake up and do this...

instead of this...


For grandmas that snuggle and read with my babies...

For the good, old fashioned thrill of opening up Valentines after school...



For new-found comfort in unexpected places...


For brothers that like to be together...


For movie nights on the sofa sleeper when dad is out of town...


For the fun of planning surprises for my boys...


And for the elation of a gift well received...



For having a bigger, better, broken, battered, bandaged, bolder heart than I had last year at this time; a heart full of a special kind of love that runs deeper, lasts longer, and is open to more.

11 comments:

brees said...

You are just beautiful, your boys are just beautiful! Here's to hoping that 2009 brings many more things to be thankful for and to love!

Ryan & Brytten Pettit said...

So cute, your boys are darling! Is that a pill crusher w/ the asprin?
HEART HUGS

LaTour said...

Mindi- your boys are amazing! And so are you! Cutest kids ever! You make me excited to have 3 boys! I got my boys the Heart Breaker shirts for $5 dollars at Old Navy about a week ago! They have them from 0 months up to Large. This would be so cute and perfect for McKay!

kto1s said...

Love this and love your amazingly big heart, Mindi.

Emily said...

Beautifully written (and photographed) - as always. My children, too, find immense joy out of the pullout bed in the couch. Simple pleasures! What a wonderfully happy Valentine's Day - even though it looks like you spend it without your husband. Hopefully, you can make it up when he gets home.

Kimberly said...

Mindi,

Thank you for your kind words.

I am sitting here reading about your sweet family with tears rolling down my cheeks.

I hope you don't mind if I add you to my list. You are very inspiring and I would like to be a regular here.

wylie said...

The black and white pictures and colored words were a beautiful contrast.

Jenny said...

As usual, great post! Maybe you could write a book to pay for all of those Dr. bills! You have many admiring fans!

Marshelle said...

You are the most amazing mom! Your "guys" are so very lucky to have you in their life! The pictures are darling and by looking at them, one would never know what you have all gone through. You are inspiring and amazing Mindi. Great to see you today!

From,
Marshelle

Patti said...

Thank you for reminding us of the little (and big) things to be grateful for.

ann said...

Girl, you can write.