Monday, August 15, 2011

"Don't Stop Believin'" - Journey

Dear God,

Yep, it’s me Emz.

Yes. Again.

I know I haven’t written in a while but our chat last night. Freaking. Rocked.

I just forgot to add . . .

Thank you x 444.

Thank you for:

  • A daughter that is thoughtful and tender.

  • A husband who calls me for no other reason than to say, “he misses me [at his desk at work]”
  • A mom who always knows the right thing to say when I’m feeling BLAH.
  • A friend who is ALWAYS there. No if’s, and’s, or butt’s but’s.
  • All the non-judgmental people you have placed in my life [they do make up for the other ones].
  • For giving me an OLDER brother.  And three rockin' sisters.  I just love knowing they are there.
  • A Dad who knows I. break. down. every. word. he. says. as. “gospel. truth”. [well, other than that Obama stuff and the animal emails he forwards] ;) 
  • A healthy body - that’s allows me to push it & run it into the ground [and that dang, occasional puke]
  • A family that encourages me to be crazy. Believes in me. Never says, “why would you do THAT?”, or “I don’t get you.” What they do say, “you’ve. Freaking. Got. This.”
  • My enemies. Well, this one is a work in progress. But I AM trying.
  • Letting me whine sometimes.
  • Understanding and caring about things that make ME - ME.
  • Helping me be calmer.

  • THAT moment yesterday. You know, when I may or may not have felt like throwing my 5” heel.  Until you reminded me, “it isn‘t worth it”
  • Ohhhhhhh and thanks for letting Dawn have a cell phone . . . .AND one with unlimited texting to boot. Awesomeness.
  • Thank you for not letting the scorpion sting me yesterday [especially, since I did take the photo when I thought he was dead].

  • And finally, Matty-O thanks you for Bees.  For, if there were not bees, he would not have had as good of a chuckle yesterday.  Heather, you BEE one rockin' woman. 
Until. tonight.  I'm. out.



SupermomE13 said...

LOVE THIS. You are the greatest! Nothing makes me feel better than counting my blessings. I am grateful for the encouragement, support and inspiration I get from you. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! You're blessed because you are a blessing to others. ;-)

jymmebe said...

Amen . . . to all of it, pun intended btw. :)

Just gotta share this . . . Emma and I were cleaning the house Saturday and listening to a little Keith Urban when I told her that it was a fun experience seeing him in concert. I suppose Emma thought that I meant that I had met him, because she said that she knows a famous person too, to which I replied "who"? She said, "uh, hello . . . Aunt Emily!"

So cute . . . she couldn't have been more serious!

With love,
One of your 3 "rockin'" (really, me, rockin'?) sisters! :)

Aimee said...

LOVE This!

Emz said...

Erin & Lesley - you guys rock.

Evie. Holy. Hilarious. Love. That. Girl. Of. Yours.
Peanut enjoyed the humor too. Thanks for sharing that!!

Karine said...

Quote for the day:
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

Thanks for the "gift giving' you have shared today. Plus you "packaged" it so beautifully!!!!

Unknown said...

You know the best part about Peanut's note? She knows how to use the word "You're" properly, while many adults haven't yet figured it out.

She rocks! :)

Marisa @ The Pace of my Life said...

been lovin these posts lately!

MCM Mama said...

Sounds like a pretty good life ya got there.

Now, the only question is whether you've got your tickets to DC yet. Oh, and why aren't you taking advantage of my expanded texting plan? ;o)

Jim ... 50after40 said...

How do you possibly have any enemies??? You're awesome!

Jill said...

Scorpions in the house? Um, I'm not moving to Phoenix with you!!!

I miss your texts...text me sometime!! : )

Gracie said...

Oh, thanks for this! I needed to be reminded to be thankful. Kind of down today.

Caratunk Girl said...

You make me smile. Every time I come here, you just brighten my day. So thanks for that! :)

Scorpions really freak me out.

Char said...

Gratitude is so under-rated in society. But without gratitude we can't find contentment. And without contentment we're just lost.

Today I'm grateful for friends that make you laugh so hard your cheeks hurt. For other friends who support you when one lousy person's attitude wrecks your day. For having a job I love. And for being able to say that I don't feel like cooking tonight - we're getting takeaway BUT it has to be healthy.

Silly Girl Running said...

Love this!!! :)

Unknown said...

Was chatting with my buddy/pastor this weekend about how people on go to God with the why when trouble hits - you seem to understand you are blessed (well we all are) and are very thankful for those blessings and this is an awesome post!

May you find words like this for millions of days to come and please keep sharing them!

adena said...!

Is there a 'scorpian free' area of AZ, for when, you know I move there?

Christi said...

I love your perspective on life and gratitude. I wish I could harness your energy and optimism and take some of it for myself! Or in other words thanks for modeling the behavior I aspire to!

Cory Reese said...

This is definitely the best post I've read all day. Thanks for the reminder to be thankful for the little things.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Post of the day

Poor, poor H, her pain is other peoples laughter

kimert said...

Awesome post!

Jen @ Run for Anna said...

Your posts always bring a smile to my face. Thank you for brightening my day yet again.

Rachelle Wardle said...

Love it! You are awesome EMZ and it is so great that you are able to see all of the positive things in your life.

Hannah said...

EMZ, I love you! You make me smile.

RunToTheFinish said...

i love it. you are so uplifting even when you are trying to be funny :)

The Green Girl said...


ihaverun said...

I love this. And that you are open with the fact that you have a relationship with HF. A real relationship.

Thanks for reminding me to show gratitude for not just the things that are easy but for the things that make me stronger. YOU. ROCK.

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Great post. Nice reminder to us all!

Annie said...


Sarah said...

Oh my gosh! Was that scorpion in your house?!

I love gratitude posts! (I don't love scorpions.)

Richelle said...

I love this post! Thanks for the reminder to take the time to count our blessings and realize how blessed we really are!