When was the last time you sat down and thought to yourself, “I am truly blessed?”

Blessings occur in various ways.  Blessings happen while singing silly songs with the kids in the car, smelling the sweet scent of a freshly bathed baby, seeing the fruits of your labor on a project that you didn’t think would ever happen, or having your Kindergartener read you a story for the first time.  Blessings come in all shapes and sizes.

I’m not sure if I’m just emotional, if the stars are aligned perfectly, or that I’m just maturing and allowed myself to slow down to enjoy life, but yesterday I was blessed with embracing several life’s special moments. 

Here are a just a yesterday’s special moments :

  • I had a garage sale with my mom.  Before you roll your eyes, I’ve had a few friends who have lost their moms this past year.  I know they’d give anything to have a simple day with their mom doing normal, boring things like having a garage sale.  The conversation was good, the lunch that she made was wonderfully tasty, and I’m thankful for a nice day with my mom.  Family is a blessing.
  • I struck up a conversation with a momma at our garage sale who was telling me how she had raised her kids and had recently adopted 2 little girls.  What an incredible feeling it was to gift this momma  with some extra clothes for these sweet girls with no strings attached!  Giving freely is a blessing.   
  • I spent the afternoon watching the Husker game and hanging out with my brother and his family.  Sweet blessings (even though the game was not)!  During this time I got to cuddle up my nephews (reminding them that as always…I am their favorite aunt while we played our special game “Stinky Cheese” which is a game of our own invention that usually results in giggles.)
  • I had great conversation with my brother and sister-in-law and enjoyed everyone’s company. 
  • When I got home, my husband and I were able to relax and discuss our day. 

Everyday there are blessings to embrace.  The choice is ours.  Are you choosing to embrace those blessings or hurry through life getting lost in the hustle?  I will never regret time spent with my family but I will regret time spent away from them pursuing other things that aren’t important. 

How are you embracing life’s special moments?  Do you have a hard time letting go of the “should do’s” to relax and truly enjoy these blessing?


Hi! I’m Jenny! I grew up on a farm in between the 2 small towns of North Loup and Scotia, Nebraska. I spent my childhood chasing cattle, laying out irrigation pipe, bottle feeding bucket calves and racing turtles at Popcorn Days. My husband, Jason and I live on a farm south of Kearney and I am blessed to be a stay at home mom to 5 energetic kids and wife to my favorite farmer! Our oldest daughter is 11, our boy/girl twins are 7, our son is 5 and youngest daughter is 3. I created my blog, Women With Intention (http://womenwithintention.com) where you will find tools for living your purpose, managing your home, saving money, simplifying, growing your faith, loving your family and relationships, and embracing the season of life you are in. I believe that each woman can have it all, but not necessarily have it all at the same time! I'd love to connect at my blog, Facebook (http://facebook.com/womenwithintention1), Pinterest (pinterest.com/womenwithintent) or Twitter (@womenwithintent).