Thursday, January 7, 2010


Looking at the title of this post just looks odd, doesn't it? 2010. wow. I remember back when I was in elementary school, thinking of what the world would be like in 2010. It seemed like such a futuristic date then. We are not flying space ships to work, but technology really has come a loooong way since then, thankfully.


2010 has started out to be quite a challenge thus far. Drew left the day after Christmas to work in Atlanta for a few weeks. He is still there as I type and won't be home until Monday. We miss him so much around here that it's just not even funny. Can I just say how hard it is to parent 3 little one's by yourself? Oh it has been such a challenge to say the least. Add a teething, waking numerous times a night, little 8 month old to the mix and just that in itself is enough to make you throw in the towel! Let's just say I have the utmost respect for mother's and father's that do this alone, everyday! Thankfully, my mom and dad have been rotating staying with me and helping me out. I honestly don't think I could have done it without them!! (Thanks Mom and Dad!!!)

Yes, this season in our lives is proving to be a difficult one, but we know that God has got a plan for us and pray for his guidance and strength daily! We have so much to be thankful for!

I think it is easy for sahm's (stay at home mom's) to feel they have lost their identify and their purpose. I'm not going to lie, I have often felt the same way. I have questioned "so this is it? This is all I was meant to do? Just as soon as those thoughts want to seep in, I feel such guilt and remorse. I did not just 'accidentally' end up with the husband I have or the kids I've been given...HE chose them to me for a reason. HE has trusted me with this important duty and I should not take it lightly. Children are God's most precious gifts and what an honor that he would chose to bless me with 3. And the answer is, no I do not feel this is ALL I was meant to do. There is so much more to me than being a mom and a wife (although they are the most important). But this is what I am meant to do now and it's the most important job I could ever have. There will be plenty of time for all the other 'stuff' one day but I only get these kids that I've got for a short time and I want to be the best I can be... for God, for them, and for ME!

Make sense?

I am going to try really hard at keeping up the ole' family blog better this this year. Not only for updates but something a little more heartfelt. A journal, if you will. I think it would be a nice outlet.

Here's hoping for a bright, happy, full filling new start to a new decade.


Andrew said...
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Andrew said...

Hi sweetness!!!
I miss YOU and the boys so much!!! I can't wait until Monday when I get to head back!!!
Love Ya

The Harner's said...

April, you a truly a GREAT mom!! You love those boys so much and it shows! And you and Drew are still going strong after all these years. After all you have been through. You are such an inspiration to everyone! Love and miss you!

April said...

I can't wait until Monday either!! Love you!

Kim-awww, that's sweet! Thank you.