Thursday, September 9, 2010

Deep Thoughts by Drea

This morning was one of those morning where I just didn't want to go through the motions with my kids. I wanted a day off. I wanted to sleep in. I didn't want to make breakfast for anybody. I didn't want to bathe anyone. It was just one of those days. Later on this afternoon I was sitting on the couch feeding Oliver and the boys were running a-muck as always. I had just given a piano lesson and my student's mom picked her up. I was thinking about her mom. She is an incredible lady whom I would love to be like. I was thinking how great it is for her that her kids are now grown, she is home-maker and does all those home-maker type things (bread from scratch, tortillas from scratch, canning, etc.). She can come and go as she pleases, her kids are old enough to talk like an adult to, she gets to travel quite a bit, from the outside looking in, she is just amazing. Then the light bulb went on. I look to her and am envious of what she has now but I know that 3 years ago, I looked to a new mother that way as well. Now that I am in those shoes I am not enjoying where I'm at and want the older child. How is it that we forget those things and do not enjoy the moment. I am so grateful to be able to be a mother. I love my little boys. I love that I get to stay home and make sure they are taken care of and taught good principles. I am so blessed. I need to remember that. I need to relish in these crazy times of no sleep and constant yelling! This is just a moment in time that will be gone before I know it and I will miss it like crazy. I cannot forget that. That is my thought.


Kierstin said...

Amen! People's lives ALWAYS look more perfect than they actually are... she's probably thinking, "I don't know how Andrea does it all! Wow, she's amazing." Yep, I'll bet that's what she's thinking. xo

allison said...

I felt the same way the other day about having a break but now I will look at it a little different.

Oliver looks so cute in his blessing attire that is neat that it was Brandts. And of course your mom is amazing, the blanket is beautiful (but I know you could have made it too... because you made one for Madi).