Personal Paradise Tuesday – Why I am happy about what often makes me unhappy

My personal paradise
My personal paradise


What do you find difficult to tolerate?

What are your daily irritations?

Do your loved ones do things that frustrate you?

I have to admit that one of the things that I find difficult to manage is the noise level in my life. Now, I know that you might be thinking: “You had 5 kids! What did you think was going to happen?!”  I realize that noise is an absolute part of my life for probably the rest of my life. However, I do struggle with tolerating the volume at times. I generally attribute this sensitivity to the fact that I am always too short on sleep and the noise level at my job is atrociously high. There’s nothing like a hospital ER for lots of noisy drama!

So when I am home I would love peace and quiet.

And it rarely happens – except this past week. With my little Mr T feeling ill and barely eating, he has been abnormally sleepy, quiet, and quite pitiful. Of course I have enjoyed the extra cuddle time but it’s tough to watch any of my kidlets suffering.

Now as lovely as my Mr T is, he is certainly a loud one. I am regularly asking him to quiet down throughout the day. So after days and days of quiet time – today I found myself saying: “T! Please quiet down!”

Thank heaven!!

Isn't he a cutie?!
Isn’t he a cutie?!

My boy is finally better. He is still recovering since his energy is low and his little tummy is a bit depleted, but he is jumping around the house and making tons of noise again. And that, my friends, is a healthy, happy young one for which I am SO thankful! So today my Paradise is noise. Beautiful, healthy, happy, children making tons of noise in my messy, mama life. It’s not a perfect life by everyone’s standards, but this is a paradise life for me!

Please share your version of paradise for you if you care to – that what this life is all about: sharing our moments that make our lives beautiful. 🙂

Peace and health,


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