This is one of the views from the parking lot of our apartment building. I really enjoy it. We get to see sea birds, fish jumping out, and once even a gator.
My Rooster and I have been taking the time to walk down to the water every evening. We have a few minutes together. It is like a breath of fresh air into our day. Even if it is just a few minutes.
We got Bri last night and some bread to feed the ducks. There was another little girl from the complex there with her Daddy. She walked over and was feeding the ducks also. My Rooster and this young man struck up a conversation. Bri and I were walking over to the dock and I invited the little girl to go with us. The man nervously told her she could go with us. Seems that he hadn't had custody of her long and was nervous. It had been a very long road for him. The two girls and I went to the dock and watched the boats. When we returned, the man was much more relaxed. I think that talking to my Rooster helped him. I think he needed to talk to another man. Rooster is very good at this.
I admire my Rooster so much. As trying as this time has been for us, I have to thank God for the growth for all of us. I have seen things in Rooster that I wouldn't have noticed before. As a matter of fact, I have been seeing lots of things that I would not have noticed before. My life was too busy and we weren't enjoying the life that we had and missing the small beautiful things.
It is very strange to be thankful in a time of our life that is so messy right now. But I am thankful. I am thankful for seeing the beautiful little things that I missed before. I am thankful for my wonderful Husband that has so much to offer. I am thankful for my beautiful daughter who loves to dance to her own beat.
As I was getting ready to sleep last night, I was laying with my head on Rooster's chest. I am blessed. So much more than I could have ever imagined. I just needed to learn to see it.
Is it still hard? Yes. But it is worth working hard for it.
Do you see all the blessings in your life? Even the little ones? What do you do to keep finding the little gems in everyday life?