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It’s the little things

Aahhh the little things.  How easy they are to forget when we have so many big things that seem like they are right up in our face!  There are mounds of laundry to do, dinner to be made, jobs to be found, money to be had, you name it.  And those are all really legitimate ‘big things.’  But sometimes the little things can brighten up your day.  Heck, even get you through a day.
Lately with Lavar gone it has been tough for me.  The two boys by myself.  And as much as my parents try to help, and they totally do, these aren’t their kids.  They paid their dues and shouldn’t have to be raising mine as well.  I know I get to see my husband in a couple weeks, but it is easy to focus on the non.stop.crying. that is coming out of Eli.  Or the non.stop.chatter. that is coming out of Tae.  Or the fact that they somehow, every day find something to ruin in my parents home.  It is quite easy to get frustrated and want to tell them both just to stop.  But I don’t always think on how I am so blessed to have my babies.  I am so blessed that they are strong and healthy and here and they love me. 
So here’s to the little things.  Which for me is truly enjoying my boys through the annoying-ness that they can be sometimes.  Truly seeing the beauty in this thing called Motherhood.  Truly seeing my blessings and counting them daily to remember how much God loves me. 
And to think, the love that I feel for these little guys that is indescribable. God loves them more.
Phew. Doesn’t that take a load off?
I’m pretty sure they’re in good hands.
Little shout-out to the hubby too.  Workin’ his little bootie-patootie off for me and the boys.  Thanks babe!  And MAN I can’t wait to see you!
I am linking up with Aisle to Aloha!  If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, DO IT!  It is beautiful and fun and you will most definitely be inspired!

Aisle to Aloha

19 Responses to It’s the little things

  1. Sophie with her Illustrations September 9, 2011 at 4:11 am #

    I love the names of your little boys “Tae and Eli”. It's always great to take time and remember the little things that indeed makes us smile 🙂

  2. Moriah September 9, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    Hopping over from the linkup party. So nice to meet you, Natalia! Your boys are beautiful and I love their names. I'm so glad to have found your lovely blog. I needed some new reading material. 😉 God Bless!

  3. Monica @ CreativeGator September 9, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    You have a beautiful family Natalia! Love pics of sleeping babes, it is one of life's truly sweetest moments.

  4. Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha September 9, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    Such a sweet post, Natalia! Glad you get to reunited with your man, soon! I know it's tough being apart! Thanks for linking up!

  5. XLMIC September 9, 2011 at 7:07 am #

    Love your “little things”… they are beautiful 🙂

  6. Elizabeth @ The Young Retiree September 9, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    Oh my goodness, your boys are going to be heartbreakers when they get older, but are so sweet looking napping. How precious to enjoy these little moments!

  7. Toaster4JC September 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    What a sweet post and your boys just look precious!

  8. Nicole September 9, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Your blog is lovely! Cute kiddos too! 🙂

  9. Jamie September 9, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    Simply. Beautiful. I love being a mommy. Sometimes the BIG things feel overwhelming but the little things do make it all worth while! I love the reminder that God loves our little ones even more than we do. That's unimaginable, and yet it's true! We have a BIG God!

  10. Lindsay September 9, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    You look GORGEOUS in that photo!!!
    And your kiddos are super super cute 🙂

  11. Caitlin September 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Came over from Lindsay's link-up party and I have to say your little family is absolutely gorgeous. You clearly have a lot to be thankful for! <33

  12. Jana September 9, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Your boys are adorable. Visiting from Aisle to Aloha!!

  13. Grammy Goodwill September 9, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    They always look like such sweet boys in their pictures. But I'm sure they can take a lot out of you. Your heart and thoughts are in the right place, Natalia.

  14. Isa September 9, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    Great pics:) You have a beautiful family.

    There's something for you in my blog:) Go check it! Kiss

  15. stacey September 10, 2011 at 1:10 am #

    what beautiful little boys!!

  16. Miranda September 10, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    Cuteeee boys!! Cute blog too!!

  17. XxDollyBlossom September 10, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Your boys look so cute 🙂 Lovely little angels Xx

  18. Corinne @ the Salty Shark September 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Just now checkin' out all the goodness from the linky party! Can't wait to read into your archives about your life abroad. I'm sure it's one wild and crazy ride!

  19. TexaGermaNadian September 12, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    You have some pretty great 'little' things 🙂 Hope you had a nice weekend girl. And hang in there, Europe will be here in no time!

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