Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hitting Pause and Taking it All In

Every day begins with hustle and bustle at the Crownholm household. The hubs gets up WAY early to work on the computer usually right at the same time when I am finally taking in some much needed REM sleep. Once I do get up a couple hours later…it seems that in a flash the day is gone. From taking a quick morning shower, to putting check marks on the To-Do list, nursing the man, going to a parenting class, cooking and cleaning, etc…there doesn't appear to be too much extra time in the day to spare. I used to wonder what stay at home moms did all day…lets just say I don't wonder any more. In fact, I wonder how I could work a 40 hour work week from home and still get everything done and be sane. The hubs always reminds me that something always has to give. Sometimes its the home cooked food and other times its simply prioritizing the to do list. Either way, lately it seems that I have lacked time to hit pause for a moment and reflect on all the blessings I have. I was reminded to do this just a few minutes ago after reading some overdue emails. It seems that in the last week, I know of several amazing people that are or have dealt with some serious illnesses in their families and were simply asking for some thoughts and prayers during their difficult time. It seems that all in an instant, life seems so much clearer. Life is short. Life is a blessing and I have so much to be thankful for. So to all my family and friends, I am thinking of you all now and thinking how grateful I am for each and every one of you. So if you get a chance, take a minute today to hit pause today and reflect on all of life's blessings.


  1. Somehow I managed to miss this one...this is a great reminder like the one I had a few weeks ago with my grandmother's death. We all knew it was coming, she had Alzheimer's but when she went into the nursing home 8 months ago, they said she probably had close to 10 years. In less than a year, she was gone. In reality though, she's been gone for more than 2 years. My wedding was one of the last good times I saw her. She and my Papaw were the last couple standing during the celebration of marriage dance. My other grandparents went out just before them and both my and my husbands parents have been married over 25 years. What a set of great examples of Christian marriage. So while it will be hard knowing my children will never be held and sung 'I love you a bushel and peck, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck' by my Grandmother, I know that my experiences and her love are part of what makes me who I am and that my mom will have big shoes to fill.
    For now, I will use my time to work on myself, my projects/goals and start my own Happiness Project.
    Thank you for your post Veena

  2. Love love love your comment. I cant even imagine how hard it must have been losing your grandmother…
    Its funny you bring up the bushel and a peck song…i sing that to eddie every single day :) xo