5/19/10

REALITY

Last night as I layed in my bed I thought about life. Of all the sweet pictures I have to post of our family on our recent adventures. I thought a lot about the reality of life. Why do we saturate it with so many things that are not real and meaningless? I pondered on the last two weeks of the Thompson family reality. Being overcome with sickness my exercise deprived body lay sprawled on the couch. Tissues thrown here and there. Dishes and clothes saying, "wash me!!!" Toys burying me alive, and bored kids! Worst of all bored kids!
In our weakest moments we thank our Father above for what we have. For me at that moment it was my health. I was so grateful to be a healthy person, and that this temporary condition just helped me appreciate that once again.. With antibiotics I feel like I am starting my upward climb and unfortunately John has been slowly descending. As we got ready for bed last night, both extremely tired from the days activities and filled with the nightly dose of cough syrup w/codeine, we began getting ready for bed. I was hoping that if disaster struck at least one of us would be able to wake up! I was getting a drink of water in the kitchen and I heard John locking the garage door. I wasn't sure if I was hearing right, but it sounded like John was doing laundry. Even as a non tired, non sick person, changing the laundry is one of Johns least favorite things I ask him to do. "Why did you do that I asked?" He said that he had heard me mention earlier that I needed to remember to do it so Ellie's clothes would be dry in the morning. OK, many of you might be thinking, what is the big deal! Let me tell you, REALITY. The fact that it is those small selfless acts that shape our lives, and more importantly our marriages. Marriage is hard. Marriage with kids is harder! We can be pulled in every direction with things that take us away from reality. Tonight my reality was wonderful. A silly selfless act helped me to remember what it is all about. I wrote this today because I am thankful!! Thankful for John and our three little stinkers. Remembering that what we have is sacred and we need to fight to keep it. He was rewarded!! :)

7 comments:

jamie t. said...

Well written Angie. It reminds me of the time when Aaron went to the store at 11:30 pm to pick me up tylonal (I couldn't have IB prophine being pregnant) because I was dying of the worst head ache. It truly is the small things that make the biggest difference sometimes. You have a good man!

Camille said...

Such a good reminder, Angie! Thank you!!

Heather said...

Love you Ang! You are so right. I hope you and John are feeling better soon. We still miss you guys and think of you often. Get well. And please post some pics of your sweet family.

xoxoxo Heather

Michelle said...

What a wonderful post, Angie. And so very true. I hope you both are feeling better soon! :)

The Parents said...

When a mother-in-law says "he's a keeper"... you gotta know it's true. Love you all so much. Feel better soon.

Melissa said...

Hope you feel better soon! What great guy! By the way your girls are beautiful!

Michelle and Judson said...

Man, that guy is awesome, I'm glad you are starting to feel better. I'm excited about July!