On Sunday we went to my in-laws, so all the cousins could play on the slip n slide. I remember having one as a child and all the endless hours of fun I had on it with my friends. My kids had a lot of laughs trying to get the hang of it. My 10 year old had the hardest time, she for some reason couldn't slide on her tummy, and kept sliding on her knees.
As I was sitting in the grass with my sister in law, enjoying the laughs, I started thinking to myself what a great family I really have. Now don't get me wrong we have had our fair share of ups and downs (more ups than downs). Now that our family is all going thru a rather rough patch, I started to think how we are all leaning on each other for support. It seems there is this black cloud that is always lingering over someones head in our family. It has been around ever since I have met my husband back in high school, sometimes it leaves for a while, but we always know it is lingering in the back ground waiting to rain on someone.
There is one thing I have learned with this stupid black cloud, you can always count on family. Our family is a pillar of strength for us, they give us support, praise, love, laughs and shoulders to cry on when we need it. I have faith that this black cloud will leave our family soon (at least for a little while) and the sun will shine again. So as I was sitting in the grass on Sunday I was thinking we have our health, a roof over our heads, 3 beautiful children, food on the table and clothes on our backs. These are some of The little things in life that matter to me, but The little thing in life that matters the most is having a family that loves us unconditionally.