Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Where am I?

I sit and reflect. I am here with 2 snoring angels behind me, a husband sleeping soundly in the next room, and in the room on the other side, our dearest friends and their little boys rest before more travel tomorrow.

I am in a home that I am thankful for everyday, in a suburb that makes me feel safe and happy, and in the city that holds almost all our close family members.

I am down the street from the pool, a short walk to the park, an easy drive to the dance studio, and a skip to most any restaurant, store, or entertainment venue I care to visit.

I am a short drive to several Catholic churches, one of which has someone adoring Christ in the Blessed Sacrament at this very minute. I am blessed with a homeschooling community of kind women and joyful children.

I am surrounded by holy women and priests who guide me on my spiritual journey, who pray for me, offer me the Sacraments, and teach me what it means to love God.

I am in a free country, a country built on tears and sacrifice. I am oceans away from fighting soldiers. But I am only minutes away from the thousands who mourn the loss of a loved one in the 9/11 tragedies or in a recent battle overseas.

I am here with a roof over my head, clothes on my body, food in my stomach, family and friends in my home, a baby in my womb.

I am blessed.


Colleen said...


Em said...

Blair, this is the most beautiful post, EVER. Wow.

Lillian said...

You are blessed, thanks be to God! thank you for that wonderful reflection! Enjoy the peace and quiet!

Josie said...

That was so beautiful Blair. I think you put into words what others feel or sometimes like me fail to recognize on a daily basis. We really are blessed!

Ladybug Mommy Maria said...

Great post on gratitude!

Good for you!

Melissa said...

Beautiful reflections, Blair!

Shelly said...

a beautiful post. thank you for such a wonderful personal reflection.

B-Mama said...

Thank you for reminding me of ways I am also blessed. Wonderful thoughts...

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