Thursday, March 19, 2009

Happiness is realizing that nothing is too important. ~ Antonio Gala

Me and Joe have been talking alot lately about what we would do if one of us lost our job. Things have been so slow for Joe at work, and there is always the possibility that things could change for him there. We keep trying to prepare ourselves of this very real possibility and what we would do if it happened. We have both been very worried about it lately, especially with the baby coming.

It seems like everyone I know is going through a hard time right now in some way. People are losing their jobs and their homes right and left. People are scared and they don't know what they are going to do.

But over the last couple weeks, our perspective has changed. We decided that no matter what happens, we'll figure it out and we'll get through it as a family. Just like we will help the rest of our family if anyone needs it. We all joke that if it came down to it, we would all have to live together in one house. But if that really happened, and that was the worst case situation, would it really truly be that bad? I think about families in other 3rd world countries where they all (kids, parents, cousins & gradparents) live in a hut with a dirt floor and have no idea how they are going to find the next meal for their children. Then I feel guilty for feeling so sorry for myself. If we truly put ourselves in our worst case scenarios with what is going on, could it really be that bad? We will all have each other to lean on and get through this and together, as a family, we will make it through.

Our family is bonded by our strong love and support for one another. We may all have different ways of showing it, but in the end, we all feel the same and we all love each other very much. When I really let myself see past all of the material things and what we really do not need anyway, I swell up with emotion when I truly realize how lucky I am to have everything that I do. I have a wonderful husband, the best parents and sisters, and some of the most amazing and caring friends.

My family:

Me and My Hubby:


Brittany Ann said...

So true! Thanks for reminding us all how important this is!

Emma Jewel said...

Good points, kiddo. Love you!

Gina said...

Absolutely! I hear you! Joe would be a great stay-at-home daddy...worst case scenario isn't so bad, right? :)

Gina said...

Hey sexy got another award from MOI!

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

It's so great to take stock and realize how much we truly have sometimes. Good for you!

Mom said...

Awwww, I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy now. You are such a beautiful person and I like to think that maybe, just maybe all my hard parenting work had a little bit to do with that. So that is a "reward". See?