Friday, April 18, 2014

It's all a matter of perspective...

We've had a lot of people lately commenting on how bad our luck is, how we're the modern day Job. And, yeah, it's sort of hard to argue with that in light of recent events.

But, here's the thing. What's that saying, "If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change?" Yep. I'd say that about covers it.

So, when I look at this picture...

...I don't see two children displaced, the victims of a burglary...and a fire...and serious, life threatening medical issues.

I see two children... a home found by our network of friends...
...watching a movie on a gorgeous tv donated by a member of our old church... an entertainment center left behind by some unbelievably kind landlords...
...on a table donated by one of my oldest friends (who was a bridesmaid in my wedding)...
...on their own chairs that the salvage company was surprisingly able to perfectly salvage...
...eating super yummy Mexican food (oh, how lucky we are to live in Southern California, where Mexican eateries abound).
...and, you know, watching Frozen. Kinda the icing on the happiness cake. 

And...they are happy. And thriving. Loving each other.

And us.

And tonight, we feel lucky. Incredibly blessed to be sharing this moment with our children. 

And, while we're focusing on our blessings, let's take a look at this kid here.
We'll ignore the blue lips and (gulp) sats of 72 at the cardiologist's office this morning, and instead we'll focus on the fact that (i) his echo looked FANTASTIC - his function was great, he has no valve regurgitation, (ii) he looks great and ready for his cath next month, and (iii) this little dude hopped up on  that echo table today, laid right down and totally cooperated for the echo. For the first time ever, I didn't lie down with him for his echo. I kept waiting for him to notice, and to ask me to come up with him. 

But he didn't.

Our baby is growing up. 
I'll say.
Ah, yes. Today we are very blessed.

Like I said, it's all a matter of perspective. 



  1. i am so grateful we are friends and i have the gift of reading your posts. everyone needs an Amy Bennett in their lives. you are just awesome. that's all.

  2. Very blessed. :) your positive attitude and words always inspire me to be a better person.Thank you for sharing your story. Lots of love, Jill