Tuesday, July 17, 2012

{so glad} we are here.


{print from graphic anthology}


i was out and about earlier, forced to squint even through my favorite shades. the sun makes me all sorts of happy.
and you know? sometimes a summer day can feel like magic, even in the midst of errands and a cranky sidekick.

today with my especially wiggly and whiny child, for that i'm blaming his summer cold,  i am with him.

writing down my husband's ever-shifting work schedule and preparing what feels like the millionth lunch, i feel useful, for him.
remembering this time three years ago, there was no work to keep track of. and a year before that no child to be busy with.

i never thought i'd leave my darling south, but here i am, cozy as can be in north dakota.

at seventeen, i felt certain i wouldn't make it past eighteen. and i'll soon be thirty-two.

my hair dryer shares a cupboard with a beard trimmer and toy story bandaids.

spiderman stickers are stuck on my kitchen table, and i love washable markers more than ever before.

i know a lot about most superheroes and villains. i like to keep up with my guys.

evening walks are infinity times more marvelous with them.

this place. this life. these two people i know as husband and son. it's too much.

i never dreamed of anything like this.

all the laughs, all the tears, all the adventures, all the love. it's more than i would've chosen for myself.

i'm glad god chose these days for me, i'm grateful he leads me along with this mega goodness by my side.

i'm so happy i can trust him with the future, too.

17 comments:

  1. I love this perspective, friend. We "get to" be useful for him...it's not a burden but a privilege!

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  2. i love this! it's so good to look back. but it's even better to remember that we really can trust him with our future. :)

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  3. As president of the katykats club, I hereby announce this is one of the best posts I've read in a longggggg time.

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  4. this was a sweet post indeed. I am too smiling over here.;)
    Mica

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  5. exactly. we too often forget. i was just thinking a few days ago that the toys i step over came with a darling little princess. praise jesus.

    xxoo

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  6. THis is why i blog...to find wonderful gals like yourself. What a privilege it is to hear your thoughts and insights. Thank you and many many blessings.
    Joannie

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  7. this? amazing.
    your gratefulness is so refreshing. love you.

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  8. Hannah, you are so sweet & I love that you remind me to be thankful! Life is amazing, even when it is not perfect - actually, especially when it is not perfect.

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  9. I often look around at my 3 guys and think...wow, I'm really blessed to have this. I never thought this is where I would be in life. I mean, I knew I wanted to be a wife and mother, but somehow I didn't think it would look like this...didn't know it could be this good. Even when it's hard, it's still good.

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  10. Oh my, trying not to tear up!

    So so good.

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  11. So well put, love it! I try to remind myself when I have to pick up my Hubsy's dirty laundry off the floor that I'm thankful I HAVE his dirty laundry to pick up. It menas he's here with me and living out this adventure with me. The laundry really is a blessing, not a curse :)

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  12. the Lord has given you good things hannah. really good things. :)

    it's always a good day when we can see that in our own lives. :)

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  13. hannah the lord is so good to you and im so happy that i can read about it so i can reflect on how good he is to me too. you never disappoint friend.

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