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Sometimes I can't fall asleep at night because Pete has the light on so that he can knit. Until almost midnight.

Sometimes the kids crawl into bed with us at 2 AM and bicker about who's elbow is jammed into who's ribs; or who is hogging the blankets.

Sometimes the heater gets inadvertently turned up and by 4 AM it's way too warm to fall back to sleep.

Sometimes at 5:30 the dog and the cat are alternatly licking my face or pawing my feet or otherwise doing their best to love me awake.

Sometimes I roll out of bed in the morning grumpy and tired – only to discover that no one washed the dishes last night and the coffee pot is still dirty from the day before.

Sometimes I wonder what today is going to bring with all of this tired and crabby going on.

And then I remember.

I remember that I have a kind, thoughtful, funny, loving husband. (Who knits!)

I remember that I have two amazing kids to keep me awake all night.

I remember that I have a house and a heater and a big bed to be jammed into with all of these wonderful people.

I remember that we had dinner last night and the promise of breakfast and coffee today (and a faucet of clean, hot water to wash it all up with).

Sometimes I remember to find gratitude in the act of simply waking up.



35 thoughts on “Sometimes…

  1. amber jackson says:

    Thank you for sharing this, it is so accurate the blessings and gifts of family life, even when sleep is much needed 🙂

  2. Emma says:

    This is totally the shift that keeps my days fulfilled. Not that my 6 month old kept my up all night because of her nasty cold. But that I am blessed to be able to stay at home with her and nurse her today, and don’t even HAVE to get out of my pj’s. Life is simple in its abundance. And I think abundance comes from gratitude, not the other way around.

  3. Karen says:

    It happens so quickly like that – a split second decision that guides the course of your day and the days to follow.
    So wonderful to be able to remember this. It really is so simple.
    Thank you.

  4. denise says:

    Hell yeah, sister!! Do me a favor and send another something just like this to my inbox the next few days. . . I’m getting there! : )

  5. Amie' says:

    I so needed this post today. I have been down with muscle spasms for two days and it has really worn on me. I woke up crabby, the house was a mess, the kids didn’t,want tho do their school work, the phone was ringing off the wall,I didn’t, handle any of it well. I just east done and when I read this post I started counting my blessings. Thanks.

  6. Bronwyn says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Rachel! I loved your five ways to gratitude post and will try some of them this year! Thanks for helping me keep it real!

  7. Jess says:

    Rachel, I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and this is my first comment. I loved this post, and wanted to share with you that I have a beat up post-it note that has been next to my laptop ever since I read it on your blog (a quote from you!): “And I convinced myself that nothing happening on this box was better or more seductive or more exciting than a single thing going on in my kitchen, my backyard, or with my family.” I love this quote. Thank you, for re-grounding us all.

    A side note: I’ve bought LuSa Organics for my pregnant sister as well as my friend’s for their baby showers, and they all absolutely love your products. Thank you for what you’re sharing wit the world.

  8. Anne says:

    Beautiful! I try to remember things like this, but sometimes it takes more effort. May your day be filled with joy and wonder.

  9. Rachel Marie says:

    yes. and folding laundry and more laundry and more laundry is an opportunity to be grateful for all the bodies in this home 🙂
    that is so cool that your husband has learned to knit! i’ve heard that my husband’s grandpa learned to crochet because he didn’t want to just sit and watch his wife crochet in the evenings. i don’t think my husband will knit with me, but he will get the knots out when i have an unruly skein 🙂

  10. Kristen S says:

    My husband is a huge knitter too!! Sometimes…when we are not too busy with our 4 littles I’m the home. Love the perspective of this post’ thank you:)

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