Yesterday was a hard day. Henry was fussy; I was tired; it was freezing cold outside. As I put Henry to bed, I felt defeated. We all know that feeling. It can be so discouraging. John is working nights this week, so I cleaned up a bit, watched “Flip or Flop” on Netflix, and started getting ready to go to sleep. I decided to break one of my rules and peak at Henry in the nursery before crawling into bed. I am so glad I did. As I looked down on my sweet, sleeping boy, my heart grew and grew and grew (I’m imagining the Grinch here). I remembered how much I love my son and my life. Being Henry’s mom brings me so much joy. To me, this is worth a billion hard days. He is a precious gift and I’m so thankful he is part of my life. This experience reminded me how important it is to stop, smell the roses (or peak in the nursery, in my case), and remember that I have much to be thankful for.