You might think that I’m lucky and I have everything. Well, yes that’s true. I’m very lucky and I do have everything…
Everything that makes me happy– my kids, an amazing hubs, the good health of my loved ones, the memories of my childhood, and the traditions that we are now creating as a family. The truth is I’m happy with what I have. Take away all the fancy gibberish and it doesn’t matter. You’re not a fool. I bet you’re thinking “That’s easy for her to say.” Well, what you may not know is that I’ve come from a place of having nothing. Both my husband and I did. Growing up, me and my five sisters shared ONE bed.
But the happiest memories for me are mostly from my childhood. Making presents for my sisters because we couldn’t afford to buy them. Raking the autumn leaves into a pile and jumping into it only to realize we had to rake them all over again! Getting excited whenever my dad brought home McDonald’s; this usually means he just got home from a month long fishing trip (that was one of his not so fun jobs to provide for us).
My husband came from very a similar humble background. While kids his age didn’t have a care in the world; he cleaned bathrooms at a law firm to earn money.
So, you see, life is really what you make of it. It’s how you allow your surroundings to make you feel. Despite not having much, I truly always felt safe and happy as a child. Today, I’m sharing tidbits of my bedroom. A much fancier space than what I grew up in but it brings back the same feelings for me- safe and happy.
As you may already know, our home is going through some major renovations. Our bedroom is nowhere near what we want it to be. It may take a while to get there…
I love my bedroom for lounging in bed with the two adorable munchkins and hubs in the mornings, watching movies with the mentioned party of 3 during the weekends, and of course enjoying some solo mommy time! Don’t we all need and deserve it?!
Ecstatic to share that the peonies from our garden are finally making their debut!
This ‘vase’ is actually an acrylic hand soap dispenser. The pump broke so I’m repurposing it. Loving how it looks!
I often ask my husband “Is this really our life? Can you believe Zoey is our daughter?” Because amid our successes, it’s still hard to believe this is OUR life. It may be fate. It may be luck. But it’s also a lot of hard work, sacrifices, and determination to get where we are now.
Just remember to always smile. It’ll get you through anything. I hope you can find your happy and safe place.