Sunday, July 10, 2011

Share your JOY! with High Heels 2 Flip Flops

A girl that I just recently reconnected with, Christy at High Heels to Flip Flops, has the sweetest linky on Saturdays. It has nothing to do with your projects, just a day to share something that brought you JOY during the week. Such a simple but beautiful concept. Sometimes I find myself in such a hurry, and not taking a moment to just sit and reflect on this beautiful life that I've been blessed with. Everyday is NOT perfect, and I definitely have my share of "crap" that I battle. However, the big picture I call my life is incredibly sweet. I feel like the luckiest woman on the EARTH to be Mrs. Brown. I feel wanted, loved, needed and cherished everyday, and I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful that makes me feel. I have two ridiculously gorgeous children that I get to stay home and raise. I've always wanted to be a mom, and I feel lucky to be blessed with such sweet kids. Their innocence is beautiful, and although I feel like screaming and pulling my hair out some days (which I totally do), I'm grateful for the whole parenting experience. I've learned to find JOY in it, and not to be too hard on myself. I'm far from perfect, but my attitude and how I view our life can bring much joy.

One of things that has brought me joy this week is Averie. I'm laughing as I type this because on Wednesday she was NOT joyful in any way shape or form! I took on the most dreaded task of potty training. Yuck. To say I'd pay big money to have someone do this for me would be an understatement. I HATE. IT. I practically had an anxiety attack and was about to cry putting my bathroom rugs in the washer almost immediately after starting, but we pressed on. She's been doing great, and to see the JOY on her face when it finally clicked for her, made every mess worth it. She made her mama so PROUD!

So to put it simply, my JOYful moment of the week was rewarding Averie on a job very well done! She's on her way to being a big girl! Here's a snapshot of her with her giant marshmallow for her reward..

What has brought you joy that you would like to share? Christy's linky runs on Saturday thru Sunday night. I'm on my way to link up now :) Enjoy what's left of your weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Nicely said!! Love your post!! YAY for her and for an awesome mommy!! Found you thru the blog hop :) I'm your newest follower :) Have a great week!!