It is a time when people are making projections, promises and offering prospective. A new year is a celebration of new beginnings and a fresh start. The problem with all of these things is that people forget about them in February. This year I challenge everyone to treat everyday as a new beginning. Each day is special and each day we get a new start, so tonight I am going to go to bed thankful for today and the people I was able to spend it with. Tomorrow I am going to wake up trying to be the best me I can be and cherishing the many blessings that I have.
As I sit here writing this my daughter is being forced to eat because her blood sugar is too low for her to go to bed. She is not a diabetic, they don’t know what is wrong with her. Some doctors say it is a metabolic disorder, some say a form of hypoglycemia. But no one really knows. We never know what kind of condition she is going to be in when she wakes up in the morning or what her blood sugar is going to be. A normal range is 80-120. There are days she wakes up with a blood sugar of 23. We have been very lucky that she has not slipped into a coma, but the doctors say it is possible. It gives new meaning to being thankful for everyday.
In the mornings, I get to go out and take care of the animals. The magic of life and my many blessings greet me everyday. We have a barn with rabbits that are growing and changing everyday. I have a chicken coop that has fresh eggs in it each morning and a group of chickens that excitedly charge the new day. I am also blessed to have a green house that has plants growing and sprouting. Some days I do not enjoy these things as much as I should. Tomorrow I am going to treat these things as the blessings they are.
Every morning I get up and have the amazing blessing of being able to stay home with my kids. I homeschool my son and am starting to teach my daughter preschool. It is easy to forget that there are millions of moms or dads that would love to be in my position. There are days when it is tiring and i just need a break. But tomorrow I am going to try and remember how fast they grow up. There is going to be a time when they don’t want anything to do with me. Soon, way too soon, they are going to be grown and the house will be filled with the quite I long for now.
I hope that your tomorrow is filled with blessings and that you are able to look back on today and smile. Each morning is a new start and each day is a gift, “that is why it is called the present”, yep, I just quoted Kung Fu Panda!