Friday, March 12, 2010

A New Perspective

This week I have felt the effects of being a stay at home mama to three little birds... maybe it is the continuous flow of snow we seem to have, maybe the shortened days of school due to the weather and parent/teacher conferences,  maybe the  financial stresses we are facing right now, feeling in limbo, not knowing where or when the wind will blow us in a new direction.  I had a tiny bit of a meltdown last night.  Spring break is coming, you know, and it's not feeling very spring-like out and unfortunately we aren't able to head anywhere warm due to various frustrating factors.  I began going to a place I dislike most of all...feeling sorry for myself, being truly ungrateful for the many blessings I have been given in this life.  That is when I was lead to my friend Karen's blog... worryfreemom.  Sounds lovely, huh?  NO WORRIES!  Enjoying this amazing time I have with my little birdies.  Karen wrote so beautifully how society makes us believe we deserve and need ME time, maybe more than we do.  It makes us feel jipped if we don't get it.  She went on to say something that made so much sense to me... what if God needed more "me" time, what about our friends and loved ones?  What if they pulled away right when we needed them the most?  When I'm older and my little fledglings have left the nest, will I wish I would have had more "me" time or more quality time with my most precious treasures?
I have gained a new perspective.  No more pouting for me.  I have a life that is wonderful, rich in love and good health.  I have the best hubs on earth!  I mean it!  What kind of guy loves to help out around the house, plays endlessly with his kiddies and incredibly motivated in his career AND is a hottie to boot?  Sorry ladies, he's all mine :)  Sometimes we need a little pity party and then we get the tears out and realize... IT'S A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!  I need to cherish these sweet times with my babies for as long as I can.


♥Aubrey said...

Amen...great post hun. It's ooo so true though. Society puts these thoughts into our head that are just too good to be true. We need to be greatful for what we have and not be so materialistic.

Your family is beautiful. Great pics of the kiddos.

P.S. Thank you for your thoughts & prayers for my little man.

Susie said...

Just read it! A week late. I'm sorry you had a meltdown. Mine was the week prior. Loads of feeling sorry for myself but I never ever feel for one moment that these little ones aren't a gift and to be held precious and tight until they no longer will allow such a tight hold. These are the moments my friend. BTW, If you want to give Avi up for adoption we would gladly take her. :) That picture is AMAZING of her. Blow it up and hang it over the fireplace. You have such great kids. Sweet, Kind little birds. We miss you. Can't wait to see you.