Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Living with Miracles

Recently someone asked me "Why are you so happy?"  
That is a big question with many answers. But I summed it up in a quote:
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle."
 ~Albert Einstein

I live with miracles. 
I am not dancing on rainbows every day. I have hard, hard days. Yesterday when this person asked me that, little did she know I was having a really hard morning. My heart was heavy and it was weighing me way down. But I did what I do when I have a heavy heart like that, I give it to Him. I have learned through these last few years that only when I give it all to Him is when I can feel peace and happiness.  
 I have learned a lot this year. I always wanted a large family. At least four children but hoped for five. However, my child bearing years came to an end way sooner than I had planned. After my hysterectomy this summer, I went through a grieving process. I grieved that fourth child that I thought I would for sure have. Then I felt guilty for feeling grief when I had three beautiful children. I prayed hard and received peace. Also during that time, I fell more in love with my husband who cared for me and the kids so well when my recovery took longer than we though it would. I am eternally grateful for his love and support. 

 Once I accepted that my little family was complete, I felt more free. I made a choice to enjoy the miracles that I have, that I am blessed to call mine. I want to eat up this time I have with them while they are still little. I love going on adventures with them and making new memories. 
 My prayer is that they remember their childhood with magical memories. 
 Today I am happy.
I am happy because I love and I am loved. 
I am happy because I am surrounded by miracles each and every day.

25 comments:

  1. you are beautiful. and inspiring. i love you sarahh!!! :) <3
    these pictures are amazing.

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  2. Beautiful words, that I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing them. Although yes, some days are just hard. I keep telling myself...that I may not be living the life I had planned, but it is His plan for my life. You have adorable miracles! Love your top.

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  3. Your post really touched my heart! Such a beautiful family you have!! :)

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  4. Just stopping by from WIWW and I'm so glad I did! This was a beautiful post and you have a beautiful family. You can tell that you have a heart of gold.

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  5. Visiting from the blog hop (a little late). This is a beautiful post, and you have a beautiful family (and beautiful hair)! Off to go read more!

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  6. Love this post and your entire blog! You are amazing!

    New follower! Come follow me......

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  7. We all need the reminder of being content with what God has given us- thanks for sharing! Sweet pics. You have a cute bunch of kids and your outfit is very cute on you. :)

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  8. This is beautiful and so are you, sweet mama!!!

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  9. Thank you for sharing this with us. You are so inspiring. I loved seeing these pictures with you and your beautiful children. What a gift you are giving your children too as you take this perspective.

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  10. You sweet girl...you inspire me every day! Isn't God Good? I was having a pretty crummy morning too....I prayed all the way home from Kumaka's dr visit. When I came home, I received a phone call from a friend at church organizing play dates, and I got some good news in the mail. You're happy because it's a better choice than giving in to the hard. You really are my inspiration. Thank you for being such an amazing example! <3 you!

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  11. such a beautiful post! i love the quote.

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  12. loved your post! You are one of the most amazing people I know. You are an inspiration to me and everyone that comes in contact with you.
    xoxoxo

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  13. What a beautiful post! You have a beautiful family.

    Mary Ellen
    The Working Home Keeper

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  14. New follower here! I am coming from "Take The Canolli"! :)

    I read Katie's story and commented on your old blog. What an amazing story, and what an AMAZING person you are!! So happy I was introduced to your blog.

    Sam
    http://petitefemmejolie.blogspot.com

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  15. Beautiful =) I love your heart!
    Thanks for writing this encouraging post =)
    Much Love,
    L

    (allglorious-within.blogspot.com)

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  16. This was super inspiring to me, love that quote and thanks for reminding me of it. Your family is gorgeous, momma!

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  17. Found you through The Wiegands...new follower. What a lovely family you have!!

    Lauren Rebecca

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  18. Do you ever talk about your daughter in the wheelchair? I'd love to hear her story. I have a brother who is handicap-he lights up my life :) Redoing my blog right now, so its nothing special - but I soon hope to have his story up <3

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  19. Hello I am Amber... I just found your blog and man I am so glad I did. Your testimony and your whole family is amazing! What a blessing! I would love for you to be a guest post on my blog http://mylifeunmasked.blogspot.com and just share your story with my readers... oh how God has given your family an amazing testimony in which to impact the lives of so many others!

    May God continue to bless you and your wonderful family!

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  20. Beautiful post! You and your family are beautiful!

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  21. you have a beauitful family

    http://adayinmywheels.blogspot.com/

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  22. I hope to get to a point one day soon, to respond as you did. Thank you.

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  23. You are beautiful inside and out. Oh, by the way..... Regan keeps talking about that super pretty girl in the cool wheel chair that we met at the Aquarium. :) she has a fan. :)

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  24. What a true and inspiring post. We can live with happiness or without. It is our choice.

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  25. You have such a beautiful family and we have an amazing God - love this post. I'm a new follower!

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