Tuesday, August 30, 2011

What is Valuable?

Last night my husband and I were talking about the things we don't have tonight because of A,B, and C (our kids and yes, we named them down the alphabet) he said, " Sure, it's been hard not having the money, things, and crazy nights out because of having three kids so young, but when you make them laugh, they meet me at the door after work yelling, " Daddy!", and I see C learning where her head and toes are and her cute little smile. It makes it all worth it."

The days maybe long and tiring, and I may have missed out on many "normal" experiences, but it was worth all that and more because I have three beautiful, healthy children, who whisper "I Love You", into my ear every night.

I read today this great quote by Lily Tomlin, " The Trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat."

At the end of my life I don't want to be a rat with pretty things that I have hoarded, I want to be me with my beautiful (and I don't mean skin deep) family around me.

So I am going to try to quite the rat race and forget what the world deems a loss and focus on the true things of value, my husband and children!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this post!! I am so done with the "rat race" and being surrounded by extremely rich and vain people (I currently live in the county with the HIGHEST household incomes in the entire U.S.!!!) I can't wait to have a happy, quiet, simple life and start a family! You're a lucky girl and I'm so happy for you! Looking forward to your next post!

  2. We've been without a tv for a few months now, and I realize that without it, I am much less aware of 'things' and more aware of each day. I highly recommend it.