If I Could Make Every Day Be Like Yesterday

June 27, 2018  •  2 Comments

You don't have to be full on crazy to be in this family but a dash of pshyco will help.

You don't have to be full on crazy to be in this family but a dash of psycho will probably help. 

Yesterday I had the opportunity to have all my kids together which is very rare. Everyone showed up and we spent the day laughing, eating and spending unplugged quality time together. The smiles were contagious from one kid to another as they chatted and goofed around with each other. 

I watched them and all I could do was smile. My heart was so full and so proud of these seven babies I have been blessed with. I looked back on our life and thought “Wow! Look at us. The fact that we can smile is nothing short of amazing”

Life has not been the one of the greatest rides for us. We have watched drugs and alcohol destroy our family, and tear us apart. We have been first hand witnesses to what poor choices and rebellion can do, and we know what it’s like to live with regrets. Yet, we still smile. 

I made the statement that “if I could make everyday like yesterday, I would” 

Then I started thinking...

Happiness isn’t a one day thing. It isn’t just having my kids all together, and it certainly isn’t in the activities and fun events we do. 

Happiness is within. It’s learning to let go of what we cannot change. Leaving the past in the past and working towards a better future. 

Happiness isn’t things going our way all the time, but it’s being content and trusting God when things get tough. 

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens,
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”
~ Helen Keller

Campfire and some music... everyone laughing, even some impromptu dancing and of course the Cha Cha Slide... there are no pictures of that since everyone got in on it. 

 

I don’t want to WISH that I could make every day like yesterday. I want to MAKE every day like yesterday. 

The smiles, the laughter, it’s all up to us how we handle situations and how we let them impact our lives. I don’t want to wish it to be different when I have the opportunity to make it different. 

“Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life
in which chance has placed us,
but is always the result of a good conscience,
​​​​​​​good health, good choices,
occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

 


Comments

Mike(non-registered)
I was there and witnessed (and joined in...lol) firsthand the smiles, laughter and craziness!! My heart smiled wide to see the love that flowed openly that night. It was truly special Jen!!
Kelly Matlock(non-registered)
Thank you for sharing...your story is so heart-warming and inspiring!
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