Taking It All For Granted

A couple of friends of mine from high school are up at Boston Children's Hospital right now with their very sick little baby boy, Jamie. Not even two weeks old, he has already had his first of several open heart surgeries. (you can read his story here....I am sure the family will appreciate your prayers as well).

I was looking at his mothers facebook page, pictures of little Jamies nursery all set up and waiting for him. Such a beautiful little room. At 24 weeks into the pregnancy they learned of Jamie's heart condition. You can tell every little detail in Jamie's room was attended to. So much thought and care put into every nook and cranny. Every detail of Jamies life is being cheerished.

It has really gotten me thinking. How many of these details have I missed, how much have I not done for my boys, shrugged it off as unimportant? How much have I taken for granted? I have been blessed with two beautiful healthy boys. At the moment they are wrecking the living room playing with their toys and wrestling with Daddy. The laughter and yelling is deafening.

I have to remember that my boys truly are a blessing in my life, and be thankful for every moment with them. Every laugh, every cry, every tantrum is a gift. I need to remember on my tired and cranky days, the days I don't feel well, the mornings I want to sleep just a little longer, that I am lucky to have these little guys demanding my time attention and love.

Now if I could just convince my husband that even the dirty diapers are blessings!!! :)


  1. Beautiful thoughts! I will have to check out your friend's site. I just said a prayer for Jamie and the family.

  2. yes, even the dirty diapers are a blessing...take if from experience

  3. How very sad for your friends. It's so easy to take it all for granted, isn't it? To complain about the mundane instead of being thankful that you have something to complain about. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. That is very sad about your friends baby...praying. Your post rings so true...how much do we take for granted. That is why I love doing the Meme, your gonna miss this...really makes me think about the small things, even the annoying things, that I am eventually gonna miss once they are gone.

  5. Praying for your sweet friend's son and will visit his site tonight. I would love to know how you convinced your hubby about the dirty diapers being blessings :)

  6. That is terible. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.


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