Nikki

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Pittsburgh, United States
35 Y/O wife to Tim and mom to Emma,Noah,Caleb, Stella and 2 babies in Heaven.Trying to walk in the path of the Lord and carrying my family with me. I love our 1902 home we purchased more 10 years ago. It is constantly evolving and goes through whatever changes my little heart desires. I love vintage treasures and I'm always on the hunt for them! My hope is that this blog will be a constant scrapbook for my family and home,a place to make new friends and just somewhere to lay out my thoughts,even if they aren't beautiful or inspiring. XoXo-Nikki

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thankful Thursday #8





{Where We're At}

I'm so thankful for where we are at in this place and time of our family. It has been my dream to have 4 kids. The road to number 4 was long and hard but here we are. Sometimes when I hold our baby girl I think of the heart ache it took to have her here with us and her 2 siblings in Heaven before her. It makes me squeeze her and love on her all the more. 

I'm thankful that after all these years of working whether full, part time or occasional I can now fully stay at home and give all my attention to my home and family. Our family started out 12 years ago in a 1 bedroom, $300 a month itty bitty place above a noisy tattoo shop. Even back then making such a place a home was a priority for us. We didn't even have a shower-just a bathtub and I now own salad bowls deeper than the tiny,rusted kitchen sink. But it was ours and we've worked so hard for so much better than then. There was a time when we each worked 2 jobs and had Emma and Noah in daycare. We have truly been blessed. Sacrifices will still need to be made (going out to eat,little extra's like a $5 cup of coffee) but sacrifices were being made before (having to work over a family function).

I recently found a slip of paper in an old purse. Psalm 73:26 was hastily scribbled on it but I had to look it up  as I wasn't sure when and why I had written that down. 

Psalm 73:26 

(NIV)


26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
   but God is the strength of my heart
   and my portion forever.     

I gather that resonated with me at a time when I was not feeling my physical best and I'm truly thankful it has come back to me now that I'm starting to feel rather achy and fatigued again. I know I need to see the Dr. but with Tim's new work schedule its near impossible.

It is a cool and gray day,stuff needs done and Stella wants my attention. I wonder if I could talk this squirmy almost toddler and crazy 4 year old into just napping all day with Mama while I keep YGG reruns on..No? Yeah,I didn't think so either.


 


2 comments:

Our Family of Four said...

Great list.. you have a lot to be thankful for. Thanks for linking up and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

black tag diaries said...

what a sweet post this week... it's funny how if we take the time to think back a few years, or even just months... we see how far the Lord has brought us... so, so much to be thankful for. thanks for joining in this week!