My main complaint of late is that I've been so busy that I’m barely home for ten minutes at a time. This is actually a good thing, as I'm a substitute teacher and it means that I’ve been working nearly every day. I really enjoy it, and the extra income helps, with four kids and Christmas approaching like a runaway freight train. My kids are a huge source of busyness - two of them are in a Christmas pageant, one is in the children's choir at our church, one is still cheering (still!!), one just finished football last weekend, and basketball has already started. All of this is truly a blessing, because they are healthy, active and involved enough to take part in these activities. Even my house being a complete disaster can be looked on as a gift. It means that a large, vibrant family lives here (although, this one may be spin worthy of a politician!). I will even give thanks for the laundry - even as I sit here, afraid to go down to my basement because the mountain of laundry may engulf me, burying me forever. Although, now that I think of it, that may be more restful than shuttling the kids around after school. Again, all that laundry means that I have a large, active and healthy family for which I am truly grateful (and would be even more so, if they would just do their own laundry or at least put their dirty clothes in their laundry baskets).
Over the last couple of months, I have used this space to complain about a lot of things, but when it comes to the things that truly matter in life, I have nothing to complain about.
I’ve made a montage of my favorite fall and football moments of this season. I know that I have used the song "Lucky" by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat on this website before, but I just love that song and it fits perfectly here. In all the essential things in life, I am very lucky and very blessed.
Note: I deleted the video that went with this post because of copyright restrictions for the song "Lucky". I had used the song previously through YouTube but recently I became aware that the audio was disabled because the song's copyright status had changed.