Sometimes life ... just seems to be a little mondane!
Today the sun finally came out. Oh how I have missed you dear sun!
I am not moving yet, I haven't started packing yet, however the last couple of weeks ... I guess I just needed a break! So I grabbed myself a kit kat bar, and let's be honest lots of other treats ... and just did my normal, everyday duties.
Being a mom ... Sigh!
It is something I have always wanted, however a little piece of me misses those great days, going to the mall without a stroller. Enjoying a lunch without an entire cup of lemonade on my lap. 4 loads of laundry total for the week (that was including sheets and towels!) Cleaning the entire house in an hour ... washing my hair everyday ... going running snow or shine ... working on my computer and creating amazing projects ... and last but not least, watching my favorite morning show, the Today show!
So I ask myself and so many others ... why is it that I asked for this? Tried and tried for 2 years, having 2 miscarriages along the way? Why would anyone want to give up such a life of freedom and what we all picture as joy?
It is because of these two!
Now my days sound more like this,
Waking up early so I can get some scripture reading in. Loving Curious George that comes on right as they wake up, so I can have time to shower. So excited for those days of sunshine so we can go on a run together. Giving the boys a little duster, so they can "help me dust". Try to run my errands before 2:00 pm so that we can have nap time. Buying endless amounts of goldfish to keep me sane at those stores. PEANUT BUTTER was a direct gift from God to me. I get to watch Friends while folding the 6 loads or more of laundry I do every Monday. I get to listen to Ratatouille about every other day while I am trying to finish up the daily chores. I get to try out new recipes on the boys the days that Adam is at school. I get to be a horsey almost each night as I let both of them ride on my back to bed to tuck those little ones into bed. I get to hear "Luboo Mommy (love you mommy)" every night as a thank you from these sweet boys. I sleep better than I think I ever have in my life, because I am exhausted at the end of the day!
If you were to ask me daily, is life as a mommy complete bliss ... I have to be honest, nope it sure isn't ... however I look at those little boys each night as they are snuggled in their blankies and are asleep and thank my Heavenly Father that he gave me two. That he trusted me enough to raise them, and I become overwhelmed with gratitude and joy as I enjoy those sweet moments of being a Mommy. Through the crazy amounts of jobs I have had in my life, I would have to say, that none is harder, yet more rewarding than being a mom! Thank you to all you sweet mom's out there who do what you do! I am so honored to share the same job title!