We had such a great weekend. Today when I got up from being awake all night with my sick little Hailey I was feeling groggy, frumpy, out-of-touch, and EXHAUSTED! You Mom's all know what I am talking about. Maybe it is because I was so sleep deprived, or maybe it was the weather...but either way I was feeling down. As I struggled to get myself motivated to attack the monster in our house (also known as laundry), I opened my computer up to check email, etc. Then I looked at our family pictures and zeroed in on this picture of my three kids. I started to cry at first, and then suddenly found myself smiling, which then turned into a big belly laugh. How could I feel so down when I have these three sweet smiling faces to wake up to everyday! (that should be a question mark at the end of that sentence, but unfortunately my question mark button has become extinct). I look at their happy, joyful, loving faces and feel nothing but love and gratitude. I have so much because of them, and I am so blessed. They are such beautiful spirits that keep me busy, tired, crazy,but most of all they keep me grounded. They remind me everyday of what is really most important. They teach me what love is and how wonderful life is. I am so grateful to these three, and couldn't be more blessed in life to be their mother!