Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Being a Mom is the best reward ever!!!

Sometimes being a mom is the best reward you could ask for. Case in point...I have one very sick little boy, who is not so little anymore, and all he wants to do is cuddle with his mom to make him feel better. Next is the little 6 year old who is stalling her bedtime tonight, because she is so excited for the tooth fairy to come tonight. And all I want to do is tell her that she can stay up, but I can't or I will have a cranky 6 year old in the morning. I just can't do that to her very awesome 1st grade teacher.

 Being a mom isn't always the most glamorous...especially when you worked an entire 8 hours only to come home, get dinner on, and then get as much of the housework done that I can before it is my bedtime. But I wouldn't trade any of that. It makes me who I am and my kids make me even more of who I am.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How does one get it all done???

Today was a whirlwind of a day and I got absolutely nothing done.  There is the kid with the yucky cough who is having a hard day breathing.  The 8 hours I spent at work yet again.  Leave work to get the rent check.  Pick kids up from grandma.  Stop to get dinner because I have no time to make it.  A meeting at 6 pm that I just barely make it to on time.  Home again to get a little girl in the tub, dressed for bed and then up to bed.  Give medication to the sick one.  And I just can't do anymore.  The dishes will have to stay dirty tonight and the floor will not get swept till tomorrow.  I am finding it very hard to want to get any of this done, and I agreed to host a Shelf Reliance party for my sister on Thursday night.  I hope people don't mind that my house isn't 100% taken care of.

Hoping for my second wind tomorrow.  Maybe a good nights rest will take care of that for me.  Good night all, if you have some suggestions to help this mommy out, I am all ears.

Monday, January 28, 2013


2013 is gracing our family with a lot of big changes. Most of the changes directly affect this mommy. It has been known for some time that my current place of employment was going to be losing our manager and his company that runs our office. There was a lot of unknowns that had to be taken care who was going to sign a contract to run our office and if we were going to be retaining our jobs.

 Friday I was offered a full time position with the new company, doing what I already currently do. I stewed for an entire weekend trying to decide if this was the answer to our financial prayers. For the past 9 months Paul has been busy trying to find a new department to work for that would allow us some breathing room financially. Many months of prayers and fasting... and nothing had come our way until Friday. So to take some burden off of our financial issues to take care of a mountain of debt...we believe this is the answer to our prayers and fasting for the time being. I will be a full time mommy and a full time employee. It is not the best of circumstances, we know, but it is what we have to work with for the time being.

 I am sure there will be days that I lose it and want to cry. There will be things that I will have no choice, but to miss...I just hope that as my kids get a bit older they will understand why I had to go back to work full time. I love my kids, I love my husband and it breaks my heart that things weren't different.

So here's to a new year, a new beginning, and big changes for our future.