Monday, August 16, 2010


I. Am. Happy.

Such a simple little sentence, yet so hard for some people to be.  Some people, no matter what life throws at them, are just not happy.  They could be surrounded by family and friends, people who love them, yet they are unhappy, and they feel like they have to make evreyone else around them unhappy, too.

I am a happy person, most of the time.  But like everyone, life can sometimes make things less than perfect.  From now on, I want to be that happy person, who sees the good in every situation.

I am going to stop worrying about things I can not change, and be happy with the things that are wonderful in my life.  In fact, my life is wonderful.  I have a husband who loves me and kids I adore.  Are we the perfect family?  Heck no.  I threaten to punch Ryan in the face at least three times a week.  The way I see it, I hardly ever spank the kids.  In fact, I can not even remember the last time Ryan (or the girls) was spanked.  I mean, he's 14 years old.  So, instead of threatening to spank him, I threaten to punch him.  We both know I'll never do fact, most of the time he laughs in my face.  Not in a disrespectful is so hard to describe the relationship I have with my kids.  I am most definitely the parent, and they listen to me (most of the time) without too much hassle.  I am also kind of their friend, but not in the way that means I'm not the mom.  Does that make sense?  We joke around and stuff, but when push comes to shove, they know who's in charge.  There is a definite line, and they know not to cross it.  Oy, I am confusing myself right now.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that we all know how to have fun.  I seriously don't know what would happen if we didn't laugh around here.  We spend so much time being silly and funny...and it's wonderful. 

We're happy. 

All of us.


And I love it.


Jeannette said...

I am so happy for you! I had a bit of a meltdown today (it's on my depression blog)... it was bad... but I feel so much better now. And you wanna know something BEFORE I post it on my blog?! *shhhh* I think I look better... I'm taking pictures to share tonight. Tell me what you think. Love ya girl!

jenn said...

Jeannette ~ I can't wait to see!

Crystal said...

This is an inspiring post Jenn! Love reading other positive posts!!

jenn said...

Thanks Crystal!

Jeannette said...

I have an award for you: I hope you like it. You deserve it!