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Yesterday, I went to the doctor and received a few items of bad news. Nothing at all serious, but they are chronic problems. I have to take way too many meds. Came home from the pharmacist with 6 new bottles of pills I will need to take everyday. I hate taking pills. My doctor also suspects I'm allergic to either dairy or wheat. Crossing my fingers that the test results come back negative. I was very overwhelmed coming home from the doctor, so I pulled out a piece of paper and began writing down all the things that went right yesterday. I needed to see the beautiful moments.
:: Scale reported I'm down another pound. (6:31 a.m.)
:: Baby D plopped down next to me and gave me a big, slobbery kiss. (7:45 a.m.)
:: E gave me a hug as she ran to catch the bus yelling "I'll miss you every second, Mom!" (8:05 a.m.)
:: C asked me to "be comfy" with him; a rare occurrence. (comfy=hold/cuddle) (9:15 a.m.)
:: Sink is scrubbed to sparkling. Love a clean sink. (11:05 a.m.)
:: Birth announcements designed and approved by client. (12:15 p.m.)
:: Walked in on 5 & 3 year olds with arms around each other, watching a movie together. (1:08 p.m.)
:: Kids see me and scoot apart so I can sit in the middle. (1:09 p.m.)
:: Cuddle with all three kiddos on the couch. (1:10 p.m.)
:: Opened my fridge to find it packed full of healthy foods. Thank you, co-op. (4:30 p.m.)
:: Dinner on the table. Steamed broccoli is a favorite. (5:15 p.m.)
:: Family prayer and scriptures. Kids took turns telling us about their favorite miracle. It was adorable. (6:30 p.m.)
:: Silence. Kids asleep. (7:00 p.m.)
:: Friends came to visit and chat. (7:30 p.m.)
:: Husband finally arrived home. He was carrying bags of groceries. I married well. (9:54 p.m.)
It turned out to be a wonderful day, despite the start-of-day bad news. Being happy is a choice, not a consequence. I need to remember this.