I must admit, as much as I try to stay positive, I feel like I’ve been stuck in a grey and gloomy cloud. Everywhere I look, I feel like I see something negative. And I desperately need positive. I need a lot of positive.

I came home after being in Florida last week and the kids couldn’t be more excited to see me. We spent all day together and they were stuck to me like glue. It’s one of the longest times that I’ve been away from them. And as much as I needed to be with my parents, grandmother, and brothers and sister, I loved being able to come home to my little family that I created.

That night as I was putting the kids to bed, they didn’t want to go to sleep. The second I’d put one in bed, another one would come out of theirs. Then I’d turn around to put that one to bed and another would come running out. I was running between rooms trying to get them so sleep for hours. Finally, both Avery and Macks crawled into bed with us and fell asleep immediately. With each of them pressed firmly against each side of me, I fell asleep quickly. Only a few hours later I hear my door open, only to see Harlan come in. That means that it was all five of us, plus the two dogs in the bed that night. It was cramped and I was being knocked by arms and feet on both sides (and honestly contemplated going into the girls’ room to sleep,) but I knew there was a reason that they all jumped into the bed with us. They missed me. And quite simply, they needed their mama. And I need them too.

That’s what makes me happy.

Now tell me something good. Something that’s made you happy. It can be big, it can be small, just something that has put a smile on your face. You can participate by sharing a photo on Wednesday with the hashtag #WhyImHappyWednesday and tagging me @laurenjimeson or feel free to write it in the comments below. I do read them all and am happy to reply back on your good news! You can also join in the conversation on my Facebook page!

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