I once heard someone say that life is just a string of moments bound together by time. Or, maybe I just made that up. Yes, I think I did. It sounds good, right?

Lately, I've made an effort to take notice of my Moments more. I've been so emotional about Sister turning five and leaving me for the wide world of Elementary School (I know, enough already) that I've been stopping to pay attention to the little things more rather than lamenting as they pass me by so quickly.

If my efforts to take in the Moments, I've come to the realization that I am a blessed woman. I have been stressed to the max for months and giving myself a pity party pass because things haven't been going my way and in that arduous process, I lost sight of the fact I have everything I've ever wanted.

I have a husband that is better than I even knew was possible. When I was in college, I made a list of qualities that I wanted in a husband. They ranged from the important (he must share my faith) to the downright vain (he needs to be taller than me). I had long forgotten that list and I ran across it recently when cleaning out my book shelf. Every single thing on that list (made as a very naive nineteen year old) described my husband perfectly. As a matter of fact, he makes my list look like my expectations were too low. He's that good.

I have two of the most beautiful, funny and loving kids on the planet. They love me, no matter what. On the bad days when I raise my voice more than I should, they still love me. On the days when I haven't had a spare moment to shower and gather my thoughts, they still want to sit on my lap with their arms wrapped around my neck. I love them more every day.

There's so much more for me to be thankful for. What I want to share with you are the Moments. Selfishly, I want to share them with you because that also ensures that I have a record of them for myself. But, I also want to share them with you in hopes that you will start to take a look at your own Moments. Each Moment that you take note of will make you thankful for something. We all have something to be thankful for.

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