Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Simple Things

I speak the word 'Simple' and think about how life was intented to be and how far from simple it actually is. It makes me feel sad. It makes me feel powerless. I hate that food labels have to say 'Made with REAL cheese'. It's pathetic to think these food companies are doing US a FAVOR by putting real cheese in what we eat. I hate not knowing what really is being consumed by my children when drinking juice, eating a nonorganic apple, ect... It just seems too logical, so simple to NOT put all this crap into our bodies. I know you're probably thinking that we all choose what we eat, but for some it really isn't simple. Not to sound like a complainer, but I have Oral Allergy Syndrome, so I am forced to cook all fruits and veggies before consumption. I so badly just want to pick fruit from the earth and sink my teeth into it, but I can't. I can't do it without the fear of my throat closing, the thought of gasping for air as my insides burn from intense itching. I have hope though. Hope that pollen desensitizing will be the end of my suffereing. But in the inthe meantime, I can't help but feel guilty for setting such a poor example to my kiddos when it comes to choosing whats best for your body - ok, I've had my moment. Moving on.

Simple. Simple to me is my kids, their innocence, emotion. A soft fleece blanket. Birds singing. The sound of waves crashing along the shore and the breeze softly kissing my face. These are the things that make me happy. Simple things.

Here is a photo of my baby, Lias. He is 18 months old and going through a phase. A period of time where he is refusing to sleep in his crib. He just plays all day until he is too tired to play and just drops to the floor and closes his eyes. He is such a sweet boy and my love for him makes my heart ache.

I was inspired to write this post by Rebecca Cooper from Simple As That. I love her list of Simple Things to take photos of every season. If you have not checked out her blog, I highly recommend it!!

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