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!
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.