So, I’m back!!!! I took a little blogging hiatus to move our family from our temporary Summer home (with my Mom in Birmingham, Alabama :-)) to our new home in New York. Due to the timing of it all, we already knew that we would be in a hotel for about a week, but we needed to get the kids up here for school. Then comes the monkey wrench….we’re forced to stay in the hotel for AN ADDITIONAL WEEK due to issues with the divorcing couple selling the house. All kinds of emotions ran through my brain and body. I was upset. I was hurt. I was sad. I was appalled. How could delays with paperwork and battling attorneys disenfranchise my family like this?!?!?
Before I snapped out of my “woe is me moment”, which lasted for a few days I might add, I was feeling some kind of way because of a PLETHORA of things. During this experience, I began to share these tribulations with family and a few friends. I soon began to find and count my blessing in each instance. God is so amazing. Yes, I believe in “silver linings” but I also believe that the Almighty is always working in the favor for those who believe.
I was so upset that I was forced to use a laundromat. (I realized that my family was blessed to have all these clothes that needed washing.) I was so sad that BOTH my kids started their first day of school living in a hotel (My kids were happy and excited about their first days and even more excited about the great hotel breakfast. Kids are so resilient!) Why, oh why were forced to eat out every night at a restaurant, when we didn’t decide to make it a “cold cuts” night? (It’s a blessing to have to decide WHERE to eat, not if my family is even GOING to eat at all.) The other bonus was the kids went swimming every night and we all know what that means… Zzzzzzz…I love it!
As you can see, yes we were inconvenienced greatly for almost two weeks due to what felt like petty nonsense, but on the other side of this – there is fighting couple, going through a bitter divorce which I’m sure is hurting a lot of people involved as well. I am so unbelievably grateful for the many prayers that were sent up by beloved friends and family.
If you’re even reading this, I know that you are a supporter of this blog and the Smart & Sassy Mom brand. Thanks to all of you and I’m glad to be back. Don’t YOU forget to count your blessings. I guarantee that once you start, whatever you’re crying about will seem very small compared to what you have in your favor.
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Keeping it Smart & Sassy,