LEANING ON THE SIMPLER THINGS IN LIFE
Lately I have been spending a lot of time with my children. They truly are the reason why I continuously strive to make myself, and their surroundings, better. They make me smile and encourage me to be a better person. On a daily basis I am inundated with daily “I love yous” and reminders on why I’m the “best mom eva.” Daily I take care of these little people who look to me to provide them with everything that they need.
And I enjoy it.
I especially enjoy getting to spend that girl time with Baby Girl. To this day, thirteen months later, I still look at her in awe and can’t believe that God blessed me with a little girl. After all these years of doing rough and tumble activities with the boys, I actually get to enjoy the girlier things in life.
Like pedicures and eating with utensils.
Since gradually becoming a work-at-home mom again I am enjoying doing all of the things that I wasn’t able to enjoy for the last three months. Family Movie Nights and Family Game Nights have come back into play. Preparing and cooking homemade meals instead of stopping by someone’s drive thru window has become a joy to me once again because I am beyond comfortable in a kitchen. I have even been experimenting and creating new recipes that I can’t wait to post on my website. (Like Seafood Stuffed Baked Potatoes.)
I have been enjoying sleeping in and enjoying my evenings before collapsing from exhaustion at 9pm. I have even been enjoying helping the boys with their homework. Now that I am able to stop and breathe again, I am clearly seeing all of the things that I have been missing out on and this just reconfirms to me that my most important job in this world is being their mother.
There are many paths in life that I didn’t want to take.
There are many decisions that I wish I could take back. There are many wrongs that I wish I could make right. But without each of those wrong turns and bad decisions I may not have ended up here where I am happy. The biggest life lesson that I am learning is to not live in the past. I’m learning to move forward, and move onward, to better things. I am leaning, not on my own understanding, but in my faith that God will put me exactly where He wants me to be.
For once I am almost completely content in my own skin.