good morning,all!! i am sitting here, reflecting on a few of the simple pleasures in life while my 5 year old eats his waffles ("you're a good cook, mom!"....does not care they are frozen!!) and the cowboy gets ready for another day of calving, fence-mending, post-pounding and machine fixing. My 15 year old and 17 year olds are still asleep and will up and moving directly. Last night, they had a "surprise" get together for me (sorry, the 9 year old let the cat out of the bag
) and we entertained about 10 close friends and family members....got me to thinking about the simple things that happen day-to-day that make life so worth while...even in the hardest of times. My best friend had her 2 year old over and he is simply a joy!! I awoke at 2 to check cows, the air was cool, crisp, clean and the only things stirring were me and 50 heifers! at 3 this morning, the 5 year old decided that daddy and i were snuggling too close and climbed in between
i was wide awake, so i watched the 2 of them sleep for awhile; their faces peaceful, relaxed with the occassional grin that tells you that they are dreaming something good. The "demolition derby" driver had my house spotless and had little notes all over the house when i got home yesterday...notes that told me how much she appreciated me and how much she missed me while i was gone...made me realize that even though i have made mistakes as a mom (hey, nobody is perfect), she is still turning out pretty damned good! gonna head out in a few minutes to check the cows again and then will awaken the rest of the crew. Yes, life is not perfect and the road to heaven is pretty rough in spots, but it is truly what we make it!! May you all have a wonderful day and make it one to remember!!! Give your children something to remember you by today...something they can tell their grandkids about!!