all i really need

i remember as a kid,
we had a tape my mom would play in the car.

raffi....if you don't know raffi
& the joys of "baby beluga" i'm sorry for you.

one song sings,
"all i really need is a song in my heart, food in my belly, and love in my family"...
all my siblings know it, and we could all belt it [in unison!] if we were together.

call me cheesy, {i know i am....}
but seriously, aren't those words so true?

lots of days i spend wishing i were fancier, more put together.
i worry about my house being messy & our lack of a 10 year plan.
i forget that i don't need to be doing what everyone else is doing.

around the dinner table,
as i listened to olivia's long, sweet, hilarious prayer
about heavenly father helping "no ants bite livy",
eating myron's signature spaghetti,
laughing at chloe's jokes,
& just being together for our
one special night/week that we get...
i'm reminded.

all i really need,
is a song in my heart,
food in my belly,
and love in my family.

and as it turns out,
i have all three. ♥


granny said...

That is just precious! And so true!

Sassy said...

That is EXCELLENT ADVICE!!!!! I love Raffi and your family!!!!

The Wizzle said...

I have to admit, I used to think you guys were a little nutty about Baby Beluga, but now I am a total convert. It's a great song!

Bev said...

Never heard it, but I need to. What a great motto to live by and it's so, so true!!

Heidi said...

I was humming the song as soon as I read the title....and by the end I was crying a little bit. Great post.

Jenny Johnson said...

Raffi ROCKS!!!! Best childhood ever!!! And yes! Ain't it the truth!

Durfee Family said...

awww! so true and you are so wise! Thanks for sharing your inspiring self!

Kaytie Brown said...

tender. LOVE ya!!